Frances - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Well, ever since I started my baby on cereal, she's been a little constipated. In the beginning I fed her 1 tbsp of rice cereal and she was fine with that and pooped fine. Then, one day I increased it to 2 tbsp, and THAT'S when the problems started.
Well, she didn't go for 2 days, and when she finally pooped it was like little balls, not too hard, but nothing to what I'm used to seeing her do. So, that day I didn't feed her cereal for 1 day and she got regular again.
Then, I read somewhere that sometimes rice cereal makes some babies constipated because of lack of fiber (it has 0 fiber). the article recommended changing to oatmeal or barley, and so I did.
I started giving her oatmeal (which she LOVES more that rice cereal), just 1 tbsp, once a day. She was fine and now she's constipated AGAIN! She didn't poop for 3 days this time, and today when she went it was another hard/soft stool.
My daughter is 6 months old, she eats 4 times a day, 8 oz of formula each time except when I feed her oatmeal (she then takes 6oz.). Never had formula problems, and she seems fine during the day and it doesn't seem to bother her, but it bothers me of course.
Any tips? We're going for her next well check-up this Friday so i'll ask the dr. then but wanted to know if any moms out there can give me feedback on this. I'm a first timer so I'm concerned!
Thanks in advance!