Tami - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son is almost 8 months old, and I've had him on solids (and still breastmilk) for about 2 months. But recently he has gotten constipated and I don't know how to solve that. I stopped giving him bananas at all because I hear that can cause constipation, and i guess I should define what I mean. Poor sweet boy strains and struggles only to produce a little tiny pellet, and he'll do that three times a day about every other day. Sometimes it is the size of a golf ball, very firm, not at all the softer poopies that I'm used to with him having exclusively breastmilk. He isn't getting meat yet, just veggies and fruit. I work, so I leave bottles of breastmilk for the nanny, he gets about 24 oz a day plus water with his solids and breastmilk after each meal or snack. Do you think the constipation is a reaction to a specific food? Is his system just reacting to the increased amount of solids and decrease of milk? Sorry to start such a colorful topic, but I am confused and could really use the advice - thanks all!