My DD is 6 months old. I tried starting her on single grain rice cereal but it made her constipated so I stopped the rice until she was having BMs again. Now I have been giving her 1 tbs oatmeal with 1.5 tbs ebm. Her dcp says she takes it fine but her BMs are now very far apart (6 or 7 days) and even though they aren't hard, they are very thick, kinda like play-dough. She shows all the signs of being ready for cereal trials but her lack of dirty diapers and their consistancy when she does go concerns me. I have started adding 1 oz of water to her ebm bottles to try to help get her bowels moving again (and to help fill her bottles) but haven't seen any changes yet. Is this normal?
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)