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A 27-year-old female asked:

My 5month old has been constipated for 3days. today is day 3 and she passed a pebble like stool felt really hard compared to her normal stool. i've started feeding her rice cereal, purity and squeezies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Common: Rice cereal is on of the agents I use to slow down poops in a kid with loose stools. It & applesauce are natural constipators. Reduce the quantity or just stop it. Five mo is a bit early. If the kid is not sitting they are not quite ready to do solids well . They are not as nutritious or balanced as formula or breastmilk.
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