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My 6 and 1/2 month old baby is constipated after eating solids- is she not ready?

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Dr. James Huang
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Constipation is 3 days with no defecation (bowel movement).
Unless it is three days, the baby is not constipated.

In brief: Maybe

Constipation is 3 days with no defecation (bowel movement).
Unless it is three days, the baby is not constipated.
Dr. James Huang
Dr. James Huang
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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