Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Hi! So of course it is normal for poops to change once solids are introduced. I am not sure if nugget like is a problem (it depends on how moist over it is, how much it happens, etc,) but baby crying when she poops might indicate an issue...but maybe not constipation so much as, "hey this poop feels really different then what I was doing before and I am not sure I like it." On the other hand, straining to go, especially straining and NOT going, is clearly constipation, as are hard dry pellet poops as djs.mom suggests.
Sorry to get so specific but the problem is, lots of times constipation is suspected when in fact all is normal.
If you think your child is getting constipated from solids, I would suggest eliminate solids for now or cut way back.
And no, breastfed babies are not more prone to constipation. If you do an online search about babies and constipation you will see that solids introduction is a time many babies start to have trouble in the department whether breast milk of formula fed. And the suggestion is the same for both- more breastmilk or formula, depending on which baby was eating before solids.
Since exclusive breastfeeding gradually and slowly transferring to eating solids is the biological norm for all humans and indeed all mammals, this is a pattern that is not going to result in abnormal results. Usually what is causing the constipation when any baby goes from a liquid diet to solid introduction is that that the solids are being introduced...