Hi, I apologize for the gross details in advance.
I've always thought that breastfed babies don't get constipated, but my 6 month old definitely is. He has always been an infrequent "pooper" but since starting solids it has become worse. We are lucky if he goes within 7 days, and the closer he gets to 10, he becomes crankier and in obvious discomfort. I know he's constipated, because by the time he does finally go, it's hard and he strains.
My ped recommended pear juice, which didn't help much. I've given him prunes and he loves pears. I've stopped giving him any oatmeal cereal or bananas. My older child was formula fed, and he never had this issue, so I'm at a total loss.
What can I do to help him go? I'd really like to avoid suppositories or medication. His next ped appt is next week, but I'd really like to get y'all's advice on this. Thank you.