We started DS on rice cereal when he was about 4 months old, giving it to him periodically. At six months, we started giving him, in addition to rice cereal, oatmeal, barley cereal, and veggies.
So, now that he's getting two solid meals per day (one veggie and one cereal), his poop has really changed. He no longer poops every day. When he was EBF, he pooped at least once per day, and it was almost always a blow-out. Also, the consistency is more like toothpaste now whereas it used to be your typical breastfed poopy. I don't think he's straining to go, but it is a lot thicker than before. I'm not sure if this change might indicate a decrease in his milk intake since at his last pedi. visit, he also dropped a little in his weight gain. My LC is going to do an intake measure just in case next week.
My question is, is this poop normal? I'm unsure if I'm going too fast too soon with solids since he's only 7 months old now. I called the pedi. about this, and the nurse suggested I offer him prune juice to keep him going more regularly, but I tend to not always be sure with the solutions they give me due to prior experiences.
Thanks a lot!