This is my first time posting here and I hope someone can help. My daughter is 10 months old and has been breastfed since birth. We started baby led weaning at 6 months and she was keen to eat small quantities of all kinds of foods from the beginning. We had 2 weeks of normal bowel movements but since then have been battling constipation.
I felt that perhaps she wasn't ready for solids so scaled right back for a while, then offered her every other day, then every day one meal only and found we were just about managing to remain on track. But once again she seems blocked up - she is now on day 14 without a bm (except a few v small thumbnail sized poos - sorry to be graphic!) on day 11. This is despite no solids for past 5 days, orange juice in the morning, and prunes every day before that. Doctor examined her on day 11 and said her stomach was soft. She strained and cried that day trying to go but hasn't strained since then and seems very content, not unhappy or uncomfortable.
I am so worried - this cant be normal, can it?
I really want to work out whats causing it. She loves rice cakes, porridge, cream cheese and yoghurt- could any of these be causing it in your experience? ( she does eat fruit and veg too, just perhaps not enough?).
I'd be so grateful for your thoughts. I, and my doctor, have been reluctant to prescribe meds, preferring to ease off solids until she is ready but i am becoming v worried.