I give him water with every meal and his nappies are still heavy.
I've just read quinoa is a good source of iron. Can anyone advise if his diet is TOO iron rich and if this could be causing issues?
I'm really struggling. He was enthusiastic about meals but recently, every time he eats it stimulates his bowel and he tries to poo. Seldom succeeds, and then refuses to continue eating very distressed. We're going backwards.
Hmm not sure about the quinoa, but I bought a box of Aptamil porridge for my DD when we started weaning a few months ago and that made her quite constipated. Once I stopped it she was back to normal within a day or two. (I don't live in the uk so it might not be exactly the same product.)
Apple and banana are binding, as us any cereal (regardless of iron) given in excess. Also smooth purees more so than finger food. We had a phase like this and pear, apricot, plum green veg, pulses in meals plus a bit of olive oil in the food helped.