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  1. #11
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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    If your baby has true constipation (dry, hard, difficult to pass stools--rabbit pellets is a good discription), it's worth mentioning to your doctor.

    If true constipation isn't the issue, my best suggestion is to try backing off on the solids for a few days and increase nursing. Then, you could consider offering an ounce or so of water with his solids. Once solids are introduced, some babies do need a little water to help keep things moving along.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    We've just gotten through the same thing with our 7 month old.

    BabyLax is GREAT! Talk to your pharmacist about it...


    Angela (AP), mommy to Charlotte Rose (12/22/06) and Ruby (7/30/09) http://lettiebuzz.blogspot.com/


  3. #13
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    Default Re: constipated 8 month old

    And barley is a great cereal to use for a starter food if your baby is getting constipated with first foods. Olive oil is supposed to help too. Increase the water intake?

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