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Consistently Constipated
« on: April 12, 2013, 15:01:40 pm »
Hi all, so my lo goes from good poop to bad poop day after day. One day he'll have regular formula looking poop, you know thick but not solid like? His has ALWAYS been green since he went to the special formula, so I'm not worried about the color. But it seems like every other day I'm having to help him poop by giving him prunes or a supository (recommended by the GI specialist). He woke at 4:40 this morning tried to get back to sleep but started crying out because he was so uncomfortable. When he was farting this morning he looked in pain. He finally pooped a large harder nugget I could tell it was bothering him. But yesterday he had normal poop. What could be causing this. He doesnt get a lot of carbs, but he did have some extra pasta bits yesterday. We have upped his protein amounts lately. But also his water intake. If you want what he's been eating specifically I can do that.
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 15:25:21 pm »
We have chronic constipation too, but not that back and forth that you describe.   :-\   Watch his calcium....too much can bind.  Avoid bananas and cooked carrots too.

 So, he's dairy free, then?

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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 15:45:44 pm »
He's dairy free yes, doesn't eat much carrots and never eats bananas :/
So far finger foods the only thing he'll eat is
Avacado, pasta, cantelope, sweet potato, sometimes carrots but not really, cheerios (the baby kind), chicken pieces but not a lot
Purees he has a mixture of fruits and veggies, but I have added some turky/chicken in there too. Mostly apple, pear, mango, squash, sweet potato
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 19:08:20 pm »
I think a lot of LOs can be like this as they are weaned onto solids. I *think* (struggling to remember now!) that sweet potato bothered Olly on this front so we took it out for a while.

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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 19:41:35 pm »
Oy he had it for lunch today. :( Ok I'll take that away and see if that helps. Thanks. He's been on solids since 6 months and only recently had the issue. He woke early from his nap today crying :(
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 20:00:15 pm »
It's always water intake with my LO.  He still gets problems now when he refuses water and insists upon milk.  I think sweet potato used to bung up my LO too.
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 20:17:01 pm »
How much water are they supposed to have?
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 20:45:13 pm »
It's difficult, I never mentioned it but I always tried to get him to take some with meals.  I also put a sippy cup out on the side just containing water so he could have some and chose to take some as he played.  Nowadays he's getting reluctant with water (he's nearly 3 so we've not done too badly).
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 21:27:22 pm »
Maybe take the potato out for a few days but it can different foods for different LOs. Will prob be trial and error for a bit whilst you work out if there are triggers x

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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 22:21:29 pm »
I just don't know how as all the puree's are mixes? oy.. I'll keep trying and I'll give him more water.
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 05:36:33 am »
Have you tried making your own?  It's really easy and cheap.  Just batch cook and freeze in a silicone ice cube tray then put into a bag when solid.  It's good anyway and gives you more control over the kind of things they eat.
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2013, 08:07:44 am »
I just dont hbave the freezer room or the machine to do it.
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 13:11:28 pm »
I've just realised that at 10 months you're looking more at mashed / soft lumps / finger foods and more grown up foods anyway.  Could you cook for all of you and give your child some?
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2013, 14:09:59 pm »
:) He really only eats purees and occasionally will put finger foods in his mouth. I always offer a carb/protein/fruit/and veggie finger foods. This morning he had squished blueberries, avocado, cheerios and an egg yolk. He ate 3 small bites of avocado, 3 blueberries, 5 cheerios and he was done.  I gave him a jar of chicken and apples puree. Ate about 3.5oz. Typically he just puts the finger food in his mouth mashes it around and then spits it out. So I supplement with puree's but I just honestly don't have the time to make my own.  He'll be getting some prunes for lunch and we'll cut back on some of the high fiber fruits to see if that helps. Trying to get more water into him as well.  Poor guy woke up at 4am this morning with gas pains.
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Re: Consistently Constipated
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 11:39:10 am »
Just wanted to let you all know he's doing better :), think it may have been a combo of not enough water and too much sweet potato. I realized some of the organic puree I have has sweet potato in the ingredients but not in the title so he was probably getting way too much. I'm pretty good at reading labels looking for milk and soy but not potato ;).. Thanks all.
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