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    Default Pebbles?

    No, I'm not talking about Fred Flintstone's daughter...lol Seriously though, DD seems to be constipated. Since yesterday she has pooped twice and both times it was little pebbles and not a lot either. What can I do?
    I know, since we are eating solids, the best thing is prunes but, she hates them! I could probably disguise them a bit in some oatmeal and EBM but I'm afraid her love of oatmeal is what is causing the problem. She doesn't seem to be extremely uncomfortable...although she didn't sleep very well last night. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Pebbles?

    juice always worked for my dd.
    Apple or pear.
    Anything I had on hand.
    OR an apple sauce a day helped.

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    Default Re: Pebbles?

    she's just 8 months...we haven't started juice yet. She is interested in my preschooler's sippy cups though. Maybe that's a good way to give her juice without over doing it!
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    Default Re: Pebbles?

    Try some other "p" fruits-peaches, pears, plums or maybe try blueberries.
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    Well, I managed to get her to eat some prunes...she pooped one softy this afternoon and then another few pebbles tonight. Maybe she's not constipated afterall?
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    Default Re: Pebbles?

    Sometimes when there's a constipation issue, you get a pattern of hard poop followed by a very soft poop. The hard stuff is poop that's been sitting around in the rectum for a long time, getting firmer and drier with time. The soft stuff is newer poop that is passed when the rectum finally decides to let go.

    In short, watch this carefully: if you see a recurrent pattern of hard-soft-hard-soft, and your child starts going longer and longer between poops, go see the doc.

    Also, I would cut down on constipating foods like white bread, white flour, apples, bananas, cheese, and cow's milk.
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    I keep wondering if it is the baby food that I've been feeding her...I put a little less than a tablespoon of rice cereal in her dinner veggie purees...she sometimes has those rice rusks...she usually has oatmeal with fruit mixed in for breakfast. Sad thing is that the only "real" food that she gets right now is bananas...she loves them soooo much! I hate to cut them out. But, I wouldn't say we have a recurring pattern but...this did happen last week too.
    BTW she had a major blowout poop just after I wrote the last post!
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    Bananas are really, really constipating unfortunately.
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    I work at a daycare and I see this a lot. From my experience, its probably the rice stopping her up. I'd switch to oatmeal and make sure she gets 1 "p" fruit a day. If that doesn't work with our little babies, usually 1 or 2 ozs of undiluted apple, pear or white grape juice a day does the trick. I normally don't give juice to my babies until much later...but constipation is no fun.
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    Wade has had the same problem but he gets oatmeal for breakfast.. Do I need to add juice to his diet too??
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