Rice cereal causing constipation??
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Melissa - posted on 02/14/2010
With what Sara and Jen are saying I would switch. My dr. did say once that rice cereal isn't all that good for them anyway and that oatmeal was better. But if you choose to try other solids you can add a little bit of prune puree to the cereal as well. If you are still concerned I'd call the nurse and ask what they would recommend.
Jen - posted on 02/14/2010
Switch to the oatmeal cereal. It is less likely to cause constipation. My daughter didn't have a problem, but her doctor said if she did then the oatmeal cereal is better for them. My daughter enjoyed all of the baby cereals.
Katie - posted on 02/18/2010
my little one had the same problem, i called the dr he said to stop using the rice, but if i did that she wouldnt sleep as long at night and stopped taking a bottle all together! We switched over to oatmeal and also would give her 1 oz of prune jucie (mixed with some water) and after like a week of that she became regular!!! good luck!
Jessica - posted on 02/14/2010
Thanks everyone for the feedback, it was very feedback. I'm going to give him another day or so to see if this issue clears up because he is still able to go to the bathroom, however he was struggling a bit and the stool was dry. I am also gonna call the doc to discuss the switch to oatmeal.
Rice cereal can cause constipation. I would stop feeding that to him. How old is he? You might ask your pediatrician if you can do oatmeal instead or skip the cereals and go straight to veggies and fruit. He/she can also advise you on how to fix the constipation.
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