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Constipation in newly weaned baby

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Gingernut81 Tue 08-Mar-16 15:59:30

DD is 6 months next week & has been having purées for about a month. Upped it to 2 meals a day last week, usually baby porridge for breakfast & some fruit/veg later on in the day. She hasn't had a dirty nappy since Friday, is this normal?! She doesn't seem in pain or uncomfortable. I have a Drs appt myself tomorrow so will mention it then but my parents managed to completely freak me out when I spoke to then this afternoon and now I'm worried I've been a crap mother! I just thought it's her digestive system getting to used to everything and was just waiting for the mother of all poosplosions blush

coveredinhopeandvaseline Wed 09-Mar-16 10:08:19

Have you been giving her water with her food? Small drinks of water with/after each meal should sort her out. That is a bit of a long time to go without a poop.

Sflood Tue 15-Mar-16 13:47:52

I think maybe increasing the amount of water she drinks might sort the problem out.

Gingernut81 Tue 15-Mar-16 14:37:07

Trying to give her more water plus lots of apple & pear. Picked up some lactulose today too!

MunchyMunchkin Tue 15-Mar-16 18:23:44

Have you been giving her any banana? That's a really common cause for constipation in babies. Ella's do a prunes prunes prunes sachet which works wonders. You can mix a tablespoon in with yoghurt or porridge.

Gingernut81 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:37:36

I've had her on that, it definitely seemed to get things moving grin

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