Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kasandra | 2013-01-08


Question Re Solids and Constipation

I don’ t know if you recall but my baby struggled with constipation towards the end of last year, she is now almost 8 months old, she is currently passing a stool everyday, but its always a ball, sometimes a bit moist sometimes not. It is however always a ball.
Currently in a day she is having some yogurt, fruit, veg and cereal with prunes. She is also drinking lactogen milk.
I have noticed that she prefers to eat her solids and drink only about 3 to 4 bottles of 150ml of milk a day.
With the solids she eats about 80g yogurt, 80g of fruit and veg and 3 spoons of oats cereal with some prunes a day.
I’ m I giving her too much solids at this stage?
Should I be worried about the stool not being soft and always being a ball?

Expert's Reply



I cannot find any information about your baby's age. She seems to be on a good diet. While her stools are still a bit hard she passes one every day and does not experience any pain or difficulty. So it seems that she is doing reasonably well. Perhaps drinking a diluted fruit juice once daily will help a little more to soften her stools.

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