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Can solid food cause constipation?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Lawrence Rosen
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