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what is constipating DD - 6 months?

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LaTrucha Sat 19-Jul-08 13:18:19

I thought it was carrot or banana si I cut those out. She's been fine for a few days in which she has eaten her favourite (porridge, apricot, tomato - don't ask! her choice) but it could be those I suppose.

Yesterday she had sweet potato, pumpkin, apple snd blueberry too. (The Ella's kitchen sachet. We were travelling.)

shehad a lick ofa strawberry too!

What's the most likely candidate?

sorry for typos - bfing!

WeeBesom Sat 19-Jul-08 13:23:11

Maybe she needs a bit more fluids? Is it hot where you are?

LaTrucha Sat 19-Jul-08 13:26:14

Not really. She is bfing. Should I give water? The only water she likes to drink is her bathwater blush. She puts her hand in and it's up to her mouth in a trice.

WeeBesom Sat 19-Jul-08 13:39:38

I would just try offering her a feed more. Sometimes there isn't really a reason for constipation. None of the foods you described would make me think they were the cause.

If she doesn't want any more milk you could try a cup of water.

lol at the bathwater, my youngest has taken a liking to that too! (she is 1)

rockdoctor Sat 19-Jul-08 15:53:31

Ola LaTrucha - quick post given internet issues. We're away with dd (same age) and having the same problems. It's pretty hot where we are and I have supplemented bf with giving a bit of water in a bottle. She wouldn't take it at first, but today has been drinking small amounts of chilled water from the fridge.

jkklpu Sat 19-Jul-08 15:57:37

Is it real constipation or just long gaps between poos? Early stages of solid intake are a challenge for a baby's gut. My ds2 often went 2 days and sometimes 3 without a poo, then evacuated massively but without constipation.

A gree on fluids and apricot or prune should help if it persists.

LaTrucha Sat 19-Jul-08 16:42:55

Glad apricot might help. It's her favourite! She's doing a poo every day but it's hard adn she spends ages making noises like an engine revving trying to get it out.

Zeeky Sun 20-Jul-08 09:00:17

Definitely agree with trying to get her to drink more water - maybe try a sippy cup if she won't take a bottle.

My DS has a tendency to get constipated if he doesn't drink enough water during the day. He drinks vast quantities with his food usually, but if he reduces this amount, he then gets nasty hard stools which he struggles to get out!

If you are BFing, maybe it is something you are eating?

electronic Tue 22-Jul-08 11:10:15

i've found soaking prunes in boiling water and giving them the water/juice works well plus they seem to like drinking the prune juice (cos its sweet i guess) more so than water so its easy to get it into them. or the water veges are cooked in goes down well as well

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