My poor LO is very constipated. She hasn't had a soft bowel movement since Monday and when she does go it is hardt(bad sign!). She strains all day long to pass a poop, but seems otherwise the same happy little girl (happy, active, doesn't cry when she strains to poop, etc.). She is still having several wet diapers a day.
We started solids 4 weeks ago, and have introduced bannanas, avocado, yams, pears and egg yolk (in that order). I don't think the egg yolk is the culprit, because we only gave her a small bit of egg 3 days ago, and her constipation started well before then. Bananas did seem to cause her some problems so we eliminated those fairly early on and she had been pooping fine for a couple weeks after bananas were eliminated. That leaves avocads, yams or pears. Pears i think can be ruled out, and avocado is supposed to be an easier to digest form of iron. So, is it the yams?? There's so much conflicting information online, some say yams are binding and some say no. At this point, I have completely eliminated solids and she's back to strictly breastmilk with 2 tablespoons of prune juice a day. After two days we've seen a slight improvement. Any ideas on how long this will take for her to work it out? Should I be calling a doctor? I'm getting very concerned and would appreciate any information. TIA!