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Can solid food cause constipation?

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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Any food or drink has the potential to cause constipation or diarrhea, though more common culprits are grains (rice or occasionally gluten-containing grains) and bananas. If you made a change and saw a worrisome change in stool frequency or consistency, eliminate the most recent foods and try again later.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Some can. In particular, rice cereal, bananas, potatoes, bread, cheese and pasta tend to be more constipating. Try to offer oatmeal cereal instead and more high fiber foods. Fruits and vegetables can help. Pureed prunes and pears are helpful for young babies.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2019

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