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Old 02-27-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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I had been giving my 6 month old 1 TBLS of peas once daily and he wasnt digesting it well. Is this a sign we're not ready for solids or not ready for peas?


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Old 03-10-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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Have you tried any other solids? Maybe if you tried something else, you'd know if it's the food or not.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #3
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I don't think it's a sign of not being ready for solids. At 4-6 mo they are definitely considered "ready" for solids. When you say he wasn't digesting it well, what exactly do you mean? Could you be more specific? They do start pooping less when you introduce solids, if that's what you mean. I would try a different food like pp said and see how that goes
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Are you making your own peas or jarred ones? Pea shells are rough on tummies and need to be removed if you're making your own. There are tools for that.

And many babies arent really ready for solids that early. Neither of mine were until 10 months. Its perfectly fine to wait a bit.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:02 AM   #5
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Re: Constipated?

That happened to us as well. Our pedi said it was common and suggested probiotics daily which did the trick. She also suggested prunes but those weren't as appealing
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:28 AM   #6
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I was told new (and normal) things would happen when we started solids since its a new experience for the digestive tract. Gas, constipation etc. We made sure the solids had lots of liquid in it. Also gave her lots of breastmilk vs solids at the beginning. We started yogurt right at the beginning of solids to help populate her digestive tract with healthy gut flora. That helped us alot I think
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Forgot to add: we also had a healthy rotation of fruits that start with "p" recommended by our ped. prunes (boiled + blended in boiled water), pears, peaches to help with constipation.
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Try differednt food like some said but my son system wasnt ready til after year for solids. Could be adjusting too so make sure liquids increase too.

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Old 10-25-2015, 01:04 PM   #9
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Re: Constipated?

It's normal for constipation to happen when you start solids. Things you wouldn't expect to be constipating are constipating for babies, because their bodies aren't used to anything but milk. My second is still mostly on breastmilk at 12 months for this reason - most solids hurt his tummy or constipate him!
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