6 mo old started solids hasn't had a bm.

Holly Janelle - posted on 09/24/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )




I started my daughter on 1 jar of organic pureed pears a day and I realized on Thursday her BM was more of the consistency of pudding and she had only one BM on Thursday and hasn't had one since. She normally has a BM a couple of times a day when exclusively bf. I'm worried I don't know if this is normal and expected to happen, I don't know. Please let me know your experience ect. Thank you!!


Callie - posted on 10/02/2011




My daughter would go days without a poo when she was ebfing. When she started solids it too her a while to regulate her bowels. She would go a couple of days and then have a huge blow out. Hate to tell you but for us the blow outs lasted for about a month before her body changed her bowel habits. So you may have many more blow outs in your future if your LO is like mine. If you're worried about constipation avoid the baby cereals they have very minimal to zero nutritional value and they are really bad at causing constipation. A lot of the processed baby food (ie in the jar) can cause some constipation in babies with sensitive digestive systems. If she has problems you can try homemade baby food. I did it with my daughter and it was a ton easier than I expected. And you can feed them all sorts of things gerber doesn't put in a jar. Our ped gave us lots of ideas for foods (she did homemade with her kid too). Good luck I hope every thing 'works out'.

Bernadette - posted on 10/14/2011




pears are usually pretty good for avoiding constipation. A whole jar is quite a lot for a baby that has only just started on solids though, so maybe she is having a little bit of trouble digesting quite so much. Try giving her only 1 or 2 tablespoons of food at a time for the first couple of weeks. Or better still than a jar of baby food, try stewing your own pears. It's cheaper and you know it has no additives like sugar or anything. And pears really are one of the best things you can give a kid with constipation.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/14/2011




Depending on your daughter's age it's quite normal to go for a few days without a BM then have a few days with 1 or more BMs. Around 5 or 6 months a baby will stop pooping as much. I had that happen with my 7 month old and now she's a few days poop a few days no poop. As long as your daughter isn't showing signs that she's constipated (cramping, crying, hardness around the middle of her stomach where her intestines are) I wouldn't worry too much.

LOL and now that I'm reading the date on this post I really hope she's pooped by now :)

Melissa - posted on 10/16/2011




it's bound to happen when changing diets however at least your baby is still pooping. However, remember as introducing foods, it is always good to introduce foods that can counteract each other, e.g. one that can constipate one that can loosen in case you need one while you are introducing other foods, in case your baby is having problems with bowel movements. it is safer to use food and juices and water as a natural remedy to help bowels than it is to use a laxative. Some information i learned from a doctor is Brat diet: bananas, rice apples and toast help consitpate, and to help loosen up bowel movements you can give prunes, pears, peaches, apricots, green beans/ any bean, peas. So good luck i hope it helps- with giving you a variety to introduce!


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Holly Janelle - posted on 10/14/2011




The jar of pears I started her on is only 2 tbs it's stage 1 so it's not vert much. But I quite giving her solids really just when she gets angry and starts grabbing our food do I try and feed her some so she'll feel included but most of the time she just wants what I'm having. She has normal poopoos at least once or twice a day. I'm just following her cue. And it doesn't seem like she's completely ready for much of the solids just yet. Thank you everyone for you helpful comments!! :)

Jill - posted on 10/03/2011




nothing at all to worry about. its normal for things to change when a baby moves onto solids.

Heather - posted on 10/02/2011




Try giving her some prunes, and if she doesn't poop by tomorrow, then call your ped., and they can tell you what to do.

Clare - posted on 09/26/2011




Hi, I breastfed my baby until 6 months when she started on solids. She got terribly constipated and I found that stewed prunes, simmered with a little water or maybe some peaches and apricots thrown in, then pureed, really helped. I just put a tea spoon in her porridge or baby rice. She's 2 now and her, and her elder sister still ask for it - they think it's chocolate sauce because its brown. So I still make it and stir it into rice pudding, weetabix etc - its one of their 5 a day and keeps them regular!

Anna - posted on 09/26/2011




Unfortunately, lots of exclusively breastfed babies who never had constipation develop it once solids are introduced. Try feeding your baby high fiber foods such as apples, pears, peaches, and stewed prunes. Try adding pribiotics to her food and give her plain organic baby yogurt. Also, avoid constipating foods such as bananas and rice cereal. Having said that, just because your baby doesn't have a bowel movement every day does not necessarily mean she's constipated. Not all babies go every day. You have to pay attention to whether or not she's crying or straining when she's trying to have a bowel movement.

Tanya - posted on 09/25/2011




my son had infrequent bowel movements already (every other day or so) and then started having them every 4-6 days. That made me nervous but from what I read online and also checking with my pedi some bf babies will have bm's once a week (online says even up to 2 weeks). This is ok as long as your lo doesn't seem uncomfortable/constipated. You may want to try feeding a different solid and see if it has the same effect. I found sweet potatoes caused a lot of discomfort because of gas (even though all sites I checked say sweet potatoes don't cause gas) but other solids were fine.

Lori - posted on 09/25/2011




When I started my daughter (now 10 months old) on solids, she went from pooping 1 to 2 times per day to pooping about every other day. Sometimes she'll go 2 full days with no poop, then the next day, one big one.

Holly Janelle - posted on 09/24/2011




Haha that's funny after I wrote this my daughter had a huge explosive poop! Yikes lol

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Yeah, I think it's normal for their poops to change when they start solids. Pears don't constipate -- the opposite, really.

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