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Constipation - foods to avoid/ encourage

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ResetPassword Tue 21-Feb-17 20:32:33

My GP has recommended starting weaning a couple of weeks early due to mild silent reflux so I'm preparing by doing some research.

Since changing to exclusive FF around 3 weeks ago DD has suffered constipation. It seems to be easing now but I know weaning can aggravate in some babies.

GP suggested giving her prunes to suck/chew on. Would this be a choking risk (I'm going to a first aid course in a day or so anyway) do I peel them. Can you peel a prune I never thought I'd ever need to ask that Q

Any other ideas of what to give or avoid in the early stages? I'm hoping to start with purees and then to finger foods/ whatever we're eating within reason

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 21-Feb-17 20:55:55

I'd avoid baby rice, sweet potato, potato and banana. If you are happy to offer finger foods straight off, try lightly steamed brocolli or cauliflower. Jelly (great fun as a finger food), and water melon. All really high in water smile

Highlove Tue 21-Feb-17 22:46:13

Pear and plum both good. You can stew either if you're nervous about finger food. I've sometimes finely grated pear into Greek yoghurt, too.

applepatch Wed 22-Feb-17 12:27:26

Pear works well for my LO at getting the nappies going again...I've also used the ready made pouches of prunes too as she loves them

ResetPassword Wed 22-Feb-17 14:27:33

Great thanks for the tips. I was told by a friend to avoid fruit early on then they don't get a taste for sweet foods but that seems strange advice.

I'll probably try both purees and finger food although I imagine she will prefer to feed herself!

Another Q if anyone can answer. I know about grapes and cherry toms but do I need to avoid peas and sweetcorn for choking risk?

KanyeWesticle Wed 22-Feb-17 14:46:30

Avocado is messy but works well!

NutellaCookie Wed 22-Feb-17 14:50:05

My DS (3) has an Ella's Kitchen Prune Pouch every day to help with his constipation. Expensive but does the job.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 22-Feb-17 19:43:41

Haven't heard of the avoiding fruit one either. Cherry toms and grapes (and sausages) are fine as long as they are quartered, I always just gave them sweet corn and peas.

Heirhelp Tue 28-Feb-17 17:15:41

Ff feed babies should also be offered water if it is hot or they are suffering from constipation.

Turneeps Tue 28-Feb-17 17:29:33

Tinned prunes (in juice not syrup) are cheap. I blitz/purae them, freeze in ice cube tray and add to cereal/porridge/yoghurt etc every day.

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Mon 06-Mar-17 09:02:05

Ella's kitchen do a pouch of prunes prunes prunes. I kept them in stock when I was weaning. They came in very helpful to get things moving. I think I gave 1 pouch a week (split over a couple of days) in with things like baby porridge and sometimes just on its own. DD never had a problem with it

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