my son's poop is thick should I worry?

Meagen - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son has recently started eating rice cereal, i only food him once a day every other day but his poop has started getting thicker, i know it's gross, but should i be worried, i mean its not liquidy anymore like it used to be, is that normal, he is supossed to be started baby food next month and im nervous about him being constapated, what should i do if he is?

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Sharon - posted on 05/23/2013

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lol if u were at a stage and ur poor bum was bursting to get it out would u let me lick round ur hole an put my siliva in it for u ? it would wet the inside for u

Renae - posted on 12/04/2009

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He is unlikely to get constipated just on a small serve of rice cereal once a day. Yes it is normal for it to get thicker. You can try not giving him food for 2 days and make sure it returns to his normal milk-only poo, then you know its just the rice cereal. It is also normal for baby poo to go to more of a paste than liquid between 3-6 months old, this is their digestive system maturing, so it could also be that.

Stephanie - posted on 12/03/2009

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it is normal for his poop to get thicker...i actually started my little guy when he was 1 month and 1/2 to help him sleep longer at night and sometimes he wouldnt poop for 2 or 3 days and thatt it was thick..his doctor sd it was alright and that as he gets used to having the cereal he will get more regular...you just gotta give little one some time for his little body to adjust..it takes longer for them to get used it being so little, it does help if you give him a little bit of baby juice, it will keep him from getting constipated

Kelsey - posted on 12/03/2009

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I wouldnt worry. If it gets hard and dry, then hes constipated and and you will want to do something about it then.

Wendy - posted on 12/03/2009

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It's very normal. Even a little bit of solids makes their poos much thicker. If he becomes constipated you can give him some pureed prunes.

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yea its normal itshould change be his diet is changing an if he does get constapated it depends on his age on what you can do if he ios 6 months or can atleast sit up with or without support then the have stage 2 prunes most moms will swear by applae juice that it work so great i personally dont think it does but if he is younger then you could try that also

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