I was hoping this problem would go away, but it's been going on for several weeks so here it is:
Once I started giving solids (about 4-6 weeks ago), the poop changed to harder and less frequent, which made sense to me initially. However, she now only poops every 3-6 days, and it is very painful for her to get it out. In fact, the only way it works is if I take her diaper off and sit with here for several minutes. She cries when it comes out and it is clearly painful.
She eats mostly fruit (pears, apples, avocados), rice and potatoes, joghurt, and sometimes I let her eat tiny amounts of what we're eating (but again the amounts are very very small). None of the foods are constipating as far as I know. I am going to bring this up at her 8-month checkup but would prefer to solve it without medication.
When she first had trouble with constipation, I pretty much stopped giving solids for about a week. That seemed to help, but she is very much into eating, plus I like having her at the dinner table and all of us eating together.
So, I am wondering whether (1) she is not ready for solids (2) I give the wrong foods (3) there is anything else that I could do. Thanks!