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Weaning and constipation.

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Canalside Fri 16-Aug-13 17:41:52

Have you tried tinned apricots in fruit juice? Worked for my girl even though that wasn't the effect I had intended

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 16-Aug-13 14:04:03

Well you are doing everything right and the fruit toast might work. I'm sure he will get the hang of finger foods soon, especially if there is nothing else on offer smile

Hope you get some more replies soon smile

Gretie24 Fri 16-Aug-13 10:05:10

No I offer lots of different foods, but those are really the only things he will accept. I always breastfeed an hour before solids. He doesn't mind having cucumber and apricots at every meal as its not the only thing I give him :/ I just put them on his tray alongside his other food, but he always goes for them. I could try the fruit toast thanks, but the only problem is he doesn't actually swallow finger foods yet just sucks on then and bites bits off and spits them out :/

Brownsauce83 Fri 16-Aug-13 09:39:50

My DD seems to go through boughts of constipation all the time. We have lactulose which helps a little but it is a real battle to get her to take it. Fruit toast seems to work well for her. We've done prunes, apricots, juices etc but not had great results. Fruited bread for breakfast however seems to result in a softer fruit filled poo!

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 16-Aug-13 09:32:49

So if he only really likes rice and pasta, do you tend to offer only those things or do you offer a range of things? Are you bfing roughly an hour before offering solids? I think cucumber and apricot at every meal must be a little repetitive for him. Have you tried offering some other things?

Gretie24 Fri 16-Aug-13 09:12:26

Thanks for the reply, it feels like I've tried everything, I offer water constantly, I think he gets quite annoyed with me actually :/ he doesn't even eat a great deal of solids. He has cucumber and soft dried apricots to chew and suck on every meal time. He won't drink prune juice, I've tried sneaking prune and apricot purée into his food but he knows it's there and won't eat, I think there to sweet for him, he is very fussy with food and only seems to eat things that make it worst like pasta rice and potato dishes, He seems to only like eating bland things.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 16-Aug-13 07:55:56

Don't know if there is anything you can eat that will help sorry, but you might get sone suggestions if you post in the breast and bottle section smile

Have you tried all of the usual things like stopping bread, biscuits, apples bananas and sweet potatoes for a couple of days? Is he having water with his meals and have you tried a couple of days with high water foods like watermelon, cauliflower, broccoli, soup and jelly? Has he had a couple of dried apricots to chew on or a fresh one? Prunes and custard might help the little man out, just make sure you remove the stones smile

Gretie24 Fri 16-Aug-13 07:30:00

Hello everyone. Right my baby is 9 months old and has pretty much been constipated since I stared weaning at 6 months sad the doctor has prescribed us lactulose, but it doesn't seem to work. I used to make a medley of food including apricots, peas, spinach etc to feed lo and he would have a massive blowout, but now he's a little older he refuses to eat it sad I can't seem to get him to eat any of the foods that will help. So here's the question, he is still breastfeeding, 5 or 6 times a day, it might sound stupid but is there anything I can consume that will help?
Thanks in advance.

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