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Thread: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

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    Default So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    So we started solids with rice cereal, oatmeal, and avocados. Once taking a break from the cereals and starting the avocados, ds pooped two days in a row after 4 without. Now I was thinking bananas or sweet potatoes next, but both sound like they will adversely affect his pooping. Is there another good first food that won't?

    Btw, He's loving his food so far!

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    Pears and apple sauce seem to be good poop inducers.

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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    Is any kind of apple okay? I have some gala and granny smith in the fruit bowl that I could cook and puree. Thanks for the ideas!
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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    I think it is up to you. It has been my experience that plan old baby apple sauce or a regular apple puree'd. The best thing to un stop your lo right now is some diluted apple juice. I am not a nurse but I am in nursing school (taking time off for the moment) but I spent 3 years working on a pediatric floor of a local hospital. Apple juice and or an apple/prune juice warmed was the standard order for a stopped up baby. Also, all my children, at this age, only pooped about 1 every few days until they got use to the food. I hope this helps!

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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    How old is your DS? I would try soft meats, broth, and egg yolks* if you are comfortable with that, depending on his age. If you are comfortable trying dairy, yogurt is wonderful at balancing gut flora to help keep him regular.

    *Yes, I understand that the whites cannot reliably be completely separated from the yolk, so there is a risk of allergic reaction. OP can do her own research and come to her own conclusion as to whether the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. I am merely throwing out ideas from which to draw your own conclusions.

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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    I peeked in my Super Baby Food book and she recommends starting with these foods the first few weeks:

    Ripe avocado
    Ripe banana
    Sweet Potatoes

    Mild Fruits, cooked and strained:

    Apricots
    Peaches
    Pears
    Plumes
    Prunes

    Depending on how old your LO is you could make your own cereal so that they are getting a bigger dose of fiber.
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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    A little prunes or coconut milk work great to keep your LO going.
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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    We have had our share of poop trouble. I found that peaches, pears, apple sauce and prunes have worked great.

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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    LO is 6 months.

    Thanks for your responses!

    I decided to go for the bananas since I had them laying around abt to turn AND the fact that ds just had a giant poop right before. I figured it'd be okay to start out on empty. He loved them! Makes me a bit afraid though that he'll not go for the avocado again... I think I'll start with that tomorrow night and then the banana. Fun! Fun!
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    Default Re: So it seems most of the first foods are potential poop stoppers...

    Kembra's first solid was hard boiled egg yolk mixed into a paste with some breast milk. She loved it.

    We recently gave her some plain yogurt mixed with fruit juice to sweeten and she loved that too. She had a really good poo afterwards.

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