Need help with my baby's poo problems!

Melanie - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My seven and a half month old daughter who is breastfed is pooping around 4-5 times a day! Although it is frequent, the poop is sometimes hard and small. She cries when it comes out and it seems to get a bit stuck and burns her bottom.

This seems to have started since i introduced oats and chicken in her diet. She has three meals a day and around five - six breastfeeds in a 24 hr period. Not sure what's going on???

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Ophelia - posted on 05/10/2010

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I was having the same problem. I cut out cereals, and I give her prunes every other day and I give her prune juice mixed with water in a sippy cup. So maybe the days you give chicken incorporate some prunes into dinner. I also try to keep her bum lubed up with vaseline to help her. When she does not get prunes or other fibrous food she goes hard big balls, that do get stuck and its a painful process for her to pass and I usually have to assist.

Stacy - posted on 05/10/2010

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Try to balance her diet with the "P" fruits, like a lot of the other mom's suggested. If that doesn't work (it didn't for my baby) then talk to your pediatrician, we add a teaspoon of Miralax to his cereal each day and that has brought things back into balance. Good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 05/09/2010

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blueberries also help with constipation...starting to be in season and very sweet so they do not take much convincing to eat them...best of luck.

Sarah - posted on 05/09/2010

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my son had the same problem last month. so now every morning, with his cereal i give him like a third of a jar of prunes. it seems to be working. In the mean time i would just apply vaseline around her bum, so its not so painful. good luck

Sarah - posted on 05/09/2010

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I swear by prunes. Seriously. My son has been having constipation issues...the same thing you are talking about (hard pellets). But, anyway, I give him about half a container of Gerber prunes & lemme tell ya...it really works for him. I don't know if it will have the same effect on your daughter, but it's worth a shot. Good luck!

Bridget - posted on 05/09/2010

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It sounds like your daughter is constipated, which is common when you introduce grains and other solids. My daughter had the same issue and her doctor advised feeding her fruits that start with P, prunes, pears, peaches etc and that seemed to really help!

Lacy - posted on 05/09/2010

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When my son was constipated rice cereal and lots of fruit seemed to really help him out.

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