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I recently introduced a bit of solids to my 5month old baby. pureed vegs en fruits-about a tbs in 2 of his feeds.he now seems constipated. help?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Common problem: Any change in feeds can trigger a change in stooling. The most constipating include rice cereal, bananas& applesauce.The effect can be reduced by reducing volume, or adding loseners like prune juice or apple juice.Solids at this age are not meant to replace breast milk or formula as much as teach a new feeding skill.
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Last updated Sep 9, 2013


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