I need help with stool questions too! I keep reading that constipation in babies is hard, pellet-like poo. Well, I'm not sure how hard that means. My almost 9 month old is having BMs everywhere from several times/day to every other day, so the frequency is not a problem, but it is NOT like peanut butter anymore. It used to be, and would stick all over her bum. Now, it comes out as small (1" or so) and putty-like. It's the opposite of sticky, I could probably pick it up without getting any on my fingers (sorry, gross). Is THAT constipation?
We do BLW and she eats a varied diet of whole foods at breakfast, lunch and dinner and occasionally a snack. No bananas (she doesn't touch 'em). She nurses 6-8 times/day and has sips of water from a cup with most meals. I've determined that the water does nothing to help. Recently overnight I changed a sopping wet diaper with another small putty-poo!
What foods could we try adding to/removing from her diet to help, OR is this type of stool perfectly normal?