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    Default no poop since friday?!?

    my LO has not pooped since last friday. before starting solids he pooped at least once a day. since starting solids he's pooped about once every 1 - 2 days. but now he hasn't pooped really since friday. should i give him something to "help" him along... if so, what?

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    Default Re: no poop since friday?!?

    I tried some prune juice once when Will was having some trouble. You can also do some "fanny" massage!

    May need to ease back on the solids. What is baby eating?

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    gerber 1st foods, like pears, green beans, squash, sweet potatoes, and most recently oatmeal.

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    How old is baby? Could you try some prune puree? You want to avoid suppositories, which can be uncomfy. What does your dr say?

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    LO is 9 months old. we have our 9 month check up tomorrow, but i suspect dr office will suggest suppository.... based on past suggestions...

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    I would sneak in some prunes were it me.

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    i am a bit reluctant to introduce them quite yet b/c i just introduced oatmeal. then i would not be sure what his reaction would be to. (we have to watch food allergies, he has a milk allergy and i have food allergies)

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    I can understand that. We have all those as well.

    Maybe a suppository will do the trick then.

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    You can try massaging the anus with a little bit of aloe jelly on your finger. If that doesn't work you can try putting jelly on a rectal thermometer and inserting it. That may stimulate a movement. You can also massage the tummy in an upside-down U shape from bottom right to bottom left. There are reflex points you can stimulate too.

    For a long-term solution, I would suggest scaling back on the solids, and try introducing more fats and proteins. Cutting back on carbs and keeping grains to an absolute minimum has helped my DD immensely. Chicken soup especially seems to keep her regular. I didn't make soup last week and we immediately started having problems again.

    Here are some sites that might help provide background info: www.fibermenace.com www.behealthy.org.uk/gaps.pdf

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    Default Re: no poop since friday?!?

    prunes always makes my LO poop, no fail!

    Gabe and Jacob's Nanay

    Gabe born on September 07, 2004

    Jacob born on May 29, 2007

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