Before solids, my son would only poop once every week. BM is so easily digested, there's little waste. It's the perfect food.
Number Three is correct that it's the consistency of the poop, not the frequency, that makes a baby constipated.
We had to play around with the prune juice to get my son to drink it. Finally, we found the mixture he enjoys. Come to find out, he doesn't like juice full-strength; he likes it a bit watered-down and/or mixed with apple juice. We're going to try pear juice next. He also likes to gnaw on the bottle for a long time before drinking. It takes about an hour for the whole ordeal. He's about a week and a half younger than your son and is teething like crazy! It's all part of the fun though, right?!
I don't think the solids will move things along, IMO. Rather it sounds like what has gotten things to this point. So backing off for a bit can't hurt and might help. My little darling doesn't eat much solid food either, between two and four tablespoons in the morning and evening. When he recently had a bad cold, he wasn't interested in eating much solids, which worried me a bit. Rest assured, your baby will get the nourishment he needs from bm. Now that he's better, he enjoys his solids again and he is no worse off than before.
What other types of foods has he tried?
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BM is a natural laxative. The advice to keep him on solids to push the poop along it bogus. He had soft poops when EBF, and now they're hard, right? The only change/variable is the solids. I have totally BTDT and I agree you need to keep him off solids for a time. When you do reintroduce, try to go for mostly oily/fatty foods, more protein, and less carbs/fiber (including too much raw fruit). The olive oil is a good start. You can also do flax oil and coconut oil. Someone here suggested ghee (clarified butter) to me and I'm going to try it with DD. The key is to be consistent (which is my main problem). I have a long story and don't feel like typing it out right now. PM me if you would like me to send it to you. Hope your LO is feeling better soon!
ETA: Here's a link to check out so you don't think I'm crazy for recommending less fiber - www.fibermenace.com
It happened again tonight. All he had to eat today was half of a jar of Earth's Best Pear Apple Barley. Last night he had a small jar of carrots with olive oil and a large jar of pears. Tonight I decided to skip dinner completely. We are seeing another specialist tomorrow. I hope someone can help us. My poor baby is so miserable.