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My 8-month old is constipated for the first time. He was breast-fed up to 4 months old and then bottle-fed since then. He also has whole-grain, organic rice cereal, sometimes oatmeal and organic (Earths best) fruits and veggies in his diet. He doesn't seem to fuss at all but when he tries to go he strains soo hard his face gets really red and I'm worried he's going to hurt himself. I've tried prune juice, cutting back on solids, rectal thermometer, and sitting in warm bath water. Nothing has helped yet, but maybe I just need to be patient? The nurse said we could try an infant sopository tomorrow, but that just seems like it should be the last thing we do. What's normal? Any advice?