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Old 01-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Constipation

My DS is 8 months old and soooo constipated. We have been battling constipation since he was 4 months old. He was EBF till about 5.5 months and we started solids. He was also a very colicky baby in the beginning. Does anyone have any suggestions? Dairy perhaps?

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: Constipation

Suggestions as to what's causing it?? I have no idea! My DS had reflux early on, and as he was around 10ish months started having major constipation issues. We found prunes and pears to be a life saver!! Good luck!
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Not sure what would cause that when ebf, but once we started solids with dd, she always had issues, still does at 3! I think maybe some people tend to have former stools, get constipated more easily, etc. we always mixed a little puréed prunes into her other food when she was little, now I give her 1 glass of plum juice a day, it seems to really help.
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Constipation is likely signaling that something he is eating (either through breastmilk or directly) is not good for him. Not necessarily saying an allergy, but perhaps just an intolerance. Look into what you are regularly eating. Some things that are most common, soy, corn, dairy, gluten.
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Dairy made my DS constipated before he had solids. Maybe eliminate it for your and his diet and see if there is improvement
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