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Old 05-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #1
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Constipation in 8 month old baby

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My 8 month old baby keeps having constipation issues. She is nursing and on solids. At first I thought it must have been her solid intake that was causing it. I did away with any bananas and/or cereal in her diet and added yogurt. About 3 weeks later, we had another bout of bad constipation. Then I read that it could be caffiene in my diet, so I did away with that. It's been a day, and she hasn't pooped, so I'm afraid we're there again. Any advice???

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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How do you know it's constipation? What's the breast milk to solids ratio? My 11 mo DD samples solids thoughout the day, but is primarily breastfed. She poops about every 3 days. I have no idea what the normal range is, but I don't think she is constipated. We do primarily feed her veggies and fruit, some meat, and little rice and oatmeal.

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The stools are hard. She screams until she passes it.
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Re: Constipation in 8 month old baby

Pear puree, 2 oz pear juic, or prune juice and it will make it easier. Just don't do before bed, it can sometimes work fast.
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Re: Constipation in 8 month old baby

My baby is ebf and she would get constipated from baby cereal or bananas. I give her a jar of prune baby food every day or every other day as needed. It seemed to fix the problem and she LOVES the prunes.
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