I started giving my baby solids at 4 months old because her pediatrician told me to do so (she’s six months old now). Now I feel very very guilty about that because of all the stuff I read about why you should wait until six months. I’m losing sleep over this actually.
Anyway, for the past two months, she was “tasting” food rather than eating. She’d had several spoons of fruits mostly because she hates veggies and cereal. Occasionally, she’d eat the entire jar.
Now that she’s six months, I’ve been feeding her more often. She’d have about ½ - 1 oz of veggies; and 1 - 2 oz of fruit per day.
She’s been really really constipated for about two weeks. She pushes so hard for two days before she can have a bowel movement. She did not have this problem when I first introduced food.
What have I done wrong and how can I help her? Her doctor prescribed something for her, and I gave it to her today and it did help her. However, I want to resolve the constipation problem rather than relying on the medicine.
Thanks in advance.