Hi, my baby is now 7.5months old and has been having solids since around 6months. We started off slowly and have increased it slowly. However for the past week or so she's been getting constipated. Giving her prune/pear juice does help her go but this keeps reoccuring. She still has 5-6 breastfeeds a day plus a little wated in a sippy cup with food.
Her usual feeding routine is:
bf when she 1st wakes up
whealgrain porridge mixed with fruit puree (usually apple or something)
bf before morning nap
snack of chopped fruit after nap (more to try as finger foods than anything)
bf as she wants till dinner time
dinner at the same time as us, this meal varies tho fish pie, cheesy brocolli/cauli are common meals
then bf for bed
she also has a bottle of hipp organics good night milk at midnight
Could anyone please advise me why she is likely to be getting constipated as I thought as long as shes getting plenty of milk still and the majority of her diet is fruit & veg she should be fine.
Also as well as that we are having problems with getting her to eat finger foods and her hv is considering sending her to a paediatrician. She has a pretty good pincer grasp and will pick the food up and play with it. Also if you put food towards her mouth she will then hold it in her mouth herself but she wont do both together. If I hand her food and her arm is still straight she will just wave it around and then drop it :s
Thanks for all your help. Trying to do everything just right for your little ones is so hard sometimes