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Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:28:56 am »
James is 9 months old now, 3 meals of solids a day, bf 5/6 times a day.  The past 2 months or so, he had really spread out his pooping, only going every 3/4 days -- not constipated (poops weren't hard and it wasn't bothering him at all), but crazy huge amounts of poop when he finally did go (ah, the joys of babies, poop conversations galore!).  Anyway, I've been giving him avocados for breakfast the past week or so and he's suddenly started pooping every day.  I think it's the avocados since we haven't changed anything else....does that make sense?  I know avocados are loaded with good fat -- but I've never heard of good fats regulating poops -- so what's in them that's helping him poop every day?  Because TBH, I greatly prefer changing one poopy diaper every day to having to practically bathe my child in wipes (he would never go when we were home...) and changing his entire outfit every few days.  LOL, does this even make sense to anyone but me?  I feel like I'm totally rambling...

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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 13:13:32 pm »
Apparently they are a good source of fibre- here's a link on how good AUSTRALIAN avocados are... probably much the same as american ones- but UPSIDE DOWN!! (GET IT!! Terrible DOWN UNDER reference !! ;P )

All terrible jokes aside- they are really great foods, so stick with it i reckon!

http://www.avocado.org.au/nutrition/nutritional_information.aspx
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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 13:17:44 pm »
High oil content, probably.  Also they're divine.  Wish they were in season here. 
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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 03:08:06 am »
Avocados do that to my son, too!  I bet it's the mix of fiber and fats.  What a tasty thing to eat.  My DH is always so jealous of C when  he gets to eat them...DH would rather I save them for guacamole that he can eat later!  I don't think C would like his avocado spiked with jalapeno and lime juice.  :)  And I don't think I want to know what that would do to his poops!
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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 03:55:04 am »
LOL Erica, avocados are SO good, I love them too.  :)

So fiber and fat...have to try to figure out how to get that in his diet as avocados are not really in season here either...

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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 05:18:03 am »
a bit of olive oil splashed around is probably a good start... pears? Not sure how the olive oil and the pears would go together...
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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 17:54:55 pm »
Good thought on the olive oil!  I've started mixing pears with the avocados...

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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 19:54:08 pm »
Does he like pasta?  It's tasty with a splash of olive oil.  (And some salt and garlic for the grownups!).
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Re: Avocados make my baby regular? Why?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 19:55:53 pm »
Nice idea!
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