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    Default Constipation or getting used to new feeling?

    DS2 who is 7.5 months has been on solids (BLS) for about 6 weeks now; he loves his food. But since then he gets upset when doing a poo. The poo is formed and plasticine (sp?) consistency, but not pellety. The first time this happened I cut out all banana and carbs (bread/pasta/potato) and just gave him fruit and avocado until it cleared (again; not pelleted). Last week I started giving him his bread crust for breaky and lunch and some pasta/potato for tea again together with the fruit and avocado and we have the same problem again. He didn't go for a few days, was straining but no poo, so I gave him some brown sugar which got things going; again plasticine consistency but not pellety. He is still breastfed on demand; mostly 5-6 feeds in 24 hours. I just don't know if he really is constipated or would he just be getting used to doing a more formed poo? Do I keep cutting out the carbs or keep giving him small amounts and wait until he gets used to it?


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    I'd say it because it the new sensation. Both of mine have gone through adjustments to. DD2 now stops and grunts and goes red in the face even though she does a pathetic little one.

    A good stool will be combined, and slightly wet, so if it touches something it leaves a mark.

    I've found I can't give her certain foods to many days in a row, like banana, cause she would start to do pellets. As they get older though they can start to tolerate things like banana every day. To begin with I just restricted what she had each day and spread it out a bit, now she can pretty much it anything any day.

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    Thanks Studymum, good to hear that some other bubs need some time to adjust too.
    DD2 now stops and grunts and goes red in the face even though she does a pathetic little one
    this is exactly what DS2 does; you think he'd filled up his nappy, but there is hardly anything in it and he then continues to scream until i change his nappy. They are funny little critters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esme View Post
    but there is hardly anything in it and he then continues to scream until i change his nappy
    Same here with DD2. Yet DD1 is happy to sit in her own poop for ages, and when I ask is in denial that she has even done one and hides.

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    Yep Ds does this too! And the grunting... Gosh it cracks me up!
    Are you giving him some water with his meals? I find that helps to keep things a bit softer and easier for DS.
    Mango is good too

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    Studymum - DS1 is the same as your DD1, he doesn't worry about a pooey nappy; that's why I was worried about DS2 screaming. They are all so different and like to keep us guessing.

    Helle - Good idea. He does get some water with mealtimes, but I haven't been giving him too much because I don't want him to cut down on BF. I will try giving him more water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esme View Post
    Studymum - DS1 is the same as your DD1, he doesn't worry about a pooey nappy; that's why I was worried about DS2 screaming. They are all so different and like to keep us guessing.

    Helle - Good idea. He does get some water with mealtimes, but I haven't been giving him too much because I don't want him to cut down on BF. I will try giving him more water.
    He shouldn't do... DS drinks a about 180-200ml a day of water and is still a booby machine! He'll know what he wants

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