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  1. #1
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    May 2007

    Default Constipation?

    My son is 5.5 mo and he has just started solids. He had rice cereal watered down with lots of BM for 5 days and was great. Two days ago I gave him a little mashed banana with BM and he hasn't poo'd since! Is this normal? He doesn't seem bothered by it and is passing gas, but I'm worried because he always used to poo at least once a day? If I back off on the cereal and bananas for a few days, will his poo return or do I need to give him water or some other fruit to help him out?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Default Re: Constipation?

    Bananas are a common constipater. I wouldn't worry, your breastmilk will help his system move. But, you might want to hold off on bananas for a bit.
    Laura, proud vbacing, ecological breastfeeding mommy to four ages 8, 6, 5, and 2. That's Kate nursing her doll, Adam.

    The Seven Standards of ecological breastfeeding: (1) exclusive breasfeeding for the first 6 months (2) pacify baby at your breast (3) don't use bottles and pacifiers (4) co-sleep for night feedings (5) take a nursing nap (6) nurse frequently day and night; avoiding schedules (7) avoid practices that restrict nursing or separates you from your baby. The average return of menstruation for ecological breastfeeding mothers is between 14 and 15 months.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Default Re: Constipation?

    PP is right. Irony at it's best as books say a perfect first food for you LO is bananas. Hmmm....my LO was immediately constipated. Same thing with apples and rice cereal. Every baby is different.....now my LO is not so little, 18months old and loves bananas....they no longer affect him the same way.
    Leslie- Momma to Aiden 02/28/06 AND Owen 2/28/08...What timing

    Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.--Jimmy Buffet

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Re: Constipation?

    Really ripe pears, peaches and peas are supposed to help move things along. Pears work really well for my son, as do watermelons. Banana and rice cereal are very constipating for him too. I'd suggest you cut back on solids and breastfeed more as your bm would help baby too.
    Caylen Koen Chew (25/05/06)
    Lost No.2 in Aug 2008 ... Lost No. 3 in May 2009 Hoping for another ... Enjoying No.1

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