First teeth and first solids and bm's...
Hi all -
My DD is about to be 6 months on 2/9 - and we've just recently introduced rice cereal mixed with EBM as of last Sunday (1 week ago). She's on 1 feeding of solids a day, in the evening, and she's also getting her first two bottom teeth. She's a real trooper! :)
I've researched what I can on this issue - but couldn't really find anything. My question has to do with "the other end" - about her bm's. Up until now, her bm's were fairly normal - pretty light and odorless, since I'm nursing. But lately, they've been really thick, frequent and have a very sour odor. Is this because of teething, or starting solids, or both?
I was under the impression that a thick stool meant dehydration - but she's nursing one breast at a time every 2 hours and has plenty of wet diapers. (She's not interested in nursing off of both sides at once...)
Any info is greatly appreciated.
Re: First teeth and first solids and bm's...
CC ~ It would be normal for baby's stool's to change once solids are introduced. Some babies will develop loose stools when they're teething - at least that has been my own experience.
I'd chalk it up to the introduction of the cereal.