my 6 mo old is constipated due to starting solids...

Jamie - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my daughter is breastfed and I've been giving her more solids and she's having a rough time going #2. She cries and gets frustrated what can I do to help her?

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Tara - posted on 11/09/2009

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Prune juice works great and sometimes almost instantly. I used to water it down a little for my son when I switched him from formula to milk. Good luck!

Farah - posted on 11/09/2009

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My doctor told me to give my babies about 2 ounces of pear juice when they get constipated. I get the gerber brand juice.. no added sugar all natural. Instead of making rice cereal with milk you can use the juice. Pear is a stage 1 food.. you can also feed her it. Hope this helps. My twins are 6 months as well.

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April - posted on 11/17/2009

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I have been having the same problem with my 5 month old. She eats cereal and we just started fruit this past week. I asked a doctor and they recommended the infant glycerine suppositories which you can find in the baby section at the drug store. They are very inexpensive and are a MIRACLE!!! I was sketchy about doing it at first but they work so fast and baby is so happy when its over that I swear by them for constipation. These suppositories are almost an inch long which scared me so I broke them in half and smoothed out the side that I broke but I don't think the whole thing would hurt. If I give her one, she goes #2 within a matter of minutes. Hope this helps!

Lydia - posted on 11/15/2009

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Try a couple of ml of prune juice in some water throughout the day - every day. It was just enough to make my daughter comfortable when she was having trouble :)

Renee - posted on 11/15/2009

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My son had a lot of issues with consitpation when we first started solid foods. He would go 3-4 days without having a dirty diaper...a table spoon of DARK Kyro syrup per 6oz of bottle worked well for my son. My son would not drink any fruit juices, and still won't drink them at 18mos old.

Jamie - posted on 11/15/2009

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Thank you everyone for the help. so far she doesnt like prunes or apple juice/grape juice..she's beginning to be a picky eater :| I really appreciate all the help I'm getting..I try new things every day! Thanks again

Stacy - posted on 11/10/2009

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When my daughter had this problem I would give her baby food prunes... hope this helps :)

Susan - posted on 11/09/2009

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be carefull with the prunes too much you wll have explosion poops. like a spoon full or two will do the trick or a sip or two of the juice. apple juice always worked too. and warm water like room temp. helps make it eaiser to go

Kara - posted on 11/09/2009

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My son had the same problem - the advice mentioned by the other mom's is great. We gave him some water and also had to use a children's suppository (but don't use the whole thing, just half. You may want to put some vaseline around her anus, it will help her push the stool out. The biggest thing I found is to reassure my son that everything is ok...he wa obviously in discomfort/pain and the LAST thing you want is your baby to be afraid of having a bowel movement. We encourage him, cheer him on and tell him what a good boy he is (clapping helps too). It may seem silly, but we don't want him to hold it and become more constipated. Best of luck with ya!

Tera - posted on 11/09/2009

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I had the same problem, with my son.

Add fiber Mix into his food/ bottles - that is the only thing that helped him...

I changed the foods and everything to try to help him..and we would still end up in the ER because of constipation.....



Also..if your baby can eat rice.. mix that with prunes. .. Good luck!

Linda - posted on 11/09/2009

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stay away from things like banannas and give things like plums and pears also a little water either mixed in the food or in a bottle but i breastfed as well so i upped my water as well. all these things will work hope this helps

Shaquansia - posted on 11/09/2009

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Go to your local pharmacy and get suppository ask the pharmacist to tell you the amount because I had the same problem with my daughter when i started her on cereal! The also say give them a little water between feeding to help them digest the solids better! Hope this helps sweety!

Casey - posted on 11/09/2009

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I was told to try giving my son a couple of ounces of plain water daily to soften his stools to make it easier for him to go. I think it helped him.

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