LO is six months. Been on solids for a month, though at the beginning was very marginal. LO usually gets one solid a day, sometimes two. We started with rice cereal, progressed to other baby foods. LO is constipated off and on all the time. I limit cereal to every two or three days between servings, because I thought that would help, and he LOVES the cereal. I was going through that only offer one food at a time for several days thing, and he got constipated on the banana run. Now we rotate foods every day, and per Doc I make sure he only gets a food that would constipate about every third day. They told me to give him juice 2-4 oz two times a day. If he has that much juice twice a day, he will knock out at least one nursing session, which I won't do.
I am using a powdered magnesium that you mix with hot water, and adding this to the juice. It is the only natural way I know of to help with this. It is something he needs in his diet anyway, and tends to be lacking in most american's diets. It is very safe, and has no side effects, other than lose stools. I will not put him on Miralax, which is what many babies that are ff have to have every day. They don't want me giving mangnesium, but would prefer a laxative? Makes no sense. Anyone else out there with advice?
PS we decided to start baby on solids because he seemed developmentally ready, very interested in our foods etc. He usually eats his whole serving of baby food now, with nursing afterwords.