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Old 01-08-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

My son is almost 9 months old and ever since he was a tiny he wouldn't poo for days.I was told this was normal for a EBF baby so let it slide. He is now eating some solids and still doesn't go that much and when he does it is a very hard little ball.

What I am doing wrong? I hate to see him straining and putting so much effort into such a tiny ball of poo.

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Old 01-08-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

have you thought of maybe some juice? my DS is same way... he is 6m and not eating solids but maybe a half a jar every day or so.. he would eat more.. but im scared about him not wanting to nurse as much and my supply suffer.. but one day.. i dont think twice about.. 2 days still pretty normal.. 3 days I notice..4th day..I give him a couple ounces of juice.. and that usually does it by the end of that day.. we have had one time when it took to the 5th day to go..
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

The only time DS has done that is when I made the baby cereal too thick or when my mom fed him too much cereal... could either of those be the case? I mean, could you try giving him more liquids or water down his food more?
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

Some solids are constipating, I think someone posted that foods starting w/a "p" are best to help get things moving. I know when Jamal started rice cereal, he ended up very constpated b/c he was on soy formula that also constipates. Aserving of pears daily helped. When it was really bad, I would use a thermometer w/vaseline to stimulate the bowels and he would always go right after.
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

Yeah...I'd give more fruits and see if that helps...are you giving him any other liquids than the breast milk? If so, I'd give him some very diluted apple juice or something to help that along!
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

We had a similiar problem with my ds and also heard the advice about foods that start with p which did help some. However the thing that really did the trick for us was a teaspoon of flaxseed oil everyday. It is very good for him and keeps him regular. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to mind the taste of it. You can either mix it up with some food or just give it to him straight. We used a dropper similiar to the type you use for vitamins sometimes.
Also, sometimes the extra iron in cererals can cause constipation so you might want to see if that could be a factor. Good luck!
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

If you are really concerned maybe you should ask the pediatrician for an x-ray. It might be normal for him to only go every so often, but if it's no then the x-ray will show lots of poo backed up in his system. We had no idea that my daughter had chronic constipation until her kidney specialists told us that was the reason she didn't seem to have any bladder control at 5. Being chronically constipated for so long meant that she hurt in her abdomin all the time and couldn't tell when she needed to pee until it started coming out.
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

My DS had the same thing for the first few months when he started solids. I found the best thing was a little prune juice given to him in an avent bottle. We only gave him an ounce or two max and it was diluted 50:50 with water. But he loved it. I'd only give it to him if the poo was the tiny balls like you're describing or if I noticed him straining. It would take a day or two to hit him, but when it did it was like a complete flushing of the system. If you try it, prepare yourself for some poo that looks just like the prune juice that went in.

It was my pediatricians idea to try the prune juice. We tried other juice and fruits but nothing really worked like the prune juice. We also started feeding him the prune puree for a while there. It was just however much he would eat with breakfast - we didn't push it on him. But that also seemed to help keep him regular.

Then after a few months his system just finally seemed to sort it all out for itself and adjusted to the whole solid food thing.

Oh, and BTW - he did eat a lot of fruit & veggies and not much cereals at all and still had this problem. I think it can just be a normal adjustment to the addition to the diet. That said, he was still a furious nurser. Giving him the solids didn't seem to slow him down on the nursing front whatsoever. But we didn't ever supplement with formula or water either. Just that ounce or two of prune juice/water blend maybe once or twice a week.

Anyhow, GL! I wish I had this board to ask questions like this back when I was going through it all. I definitely remember being worried about it back then.
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Re: Not sure where to ask this..regards a baby and poop :-)

Oh, and I wanted to add that even if he did have chronic constipation they would just give him a gentle daily laxative. The flaxseed oil someone else recommended would work perfectly.
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