Re: Getting Prepared - Fearing Constipation
When my DD started solids, she actually had BMs more often than before, I think just because there's more solid waste to get rid of. She went from something like once a week before to every couple days after. So I wouldn't necessarily worry that he'll be constipated just because he doesn't go often now.
I'd say if he already has some trouble with gassiness/digestive issues, you may want to wait a little longer to introduce solids. AAP actually recommends 6 months. There's also no rule that says you have to start with cereal, you could try a fruit or veggie first if you're worried about the effects of cereal.
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Mom to Alexa, born 4/22/07