My son was EBF until 6 months and is now 9 months. With the introduction of solids he has been intermittently severely constipated, so much so that the stools have become very large and hard to pass. Everything I try (daily prunes and pears, black beans and lentils, flaxseed oil) works great for about a week, then he reverts back to constipation, just as bad as before.
I have decided to cut out everything but the fruits (peaches, prunes, pears, watermelon, maybe some avocado or kiwi if I have them on hand). Also, will continue with the 1 tsp/day of flaxseed oil. No cereal, no beans/tofu/lentils, no other veggies. Plus breastmilk on demand.
Is this safe? Will I be depriving him of necessary nutrients with this diet? Does he need the cereal and protein sources for iron? I'm getting desperate for solutions here.
Thanks for any advice.