A 22-year-old male asked:
my 6 and 1/2 month old baby is constipated after eating solids- is she not ready?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Alan Greene answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Babies' digestive systems do mature at different rates. When babies get constipated on solids, making some adjustments will often solve the problem. And sometimes, just forgoing the solids for a couple of more weeks is in order. Once babies are taking solids, water can be a nice everyday addition, perhaps around 2 ounces twice a day, to keep things soft and moving.
Answered on Sep 27, 2016
Dr. James Huang answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Constipation is 3 days with no defecation (bowel movement). Unless it is three days, the baby is not constipated.
Answered on Jun 12, 2017
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: There is no hurry, but food selection will impact stool frequency.Rice cereal, bananas and applesauce are likely to slow things down.Barley cereal, prune or apple juice speeds things up. Some times it just takes a while for you to figure out your kids system.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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