need advice with weaning ,baby rice constipating my 5m baby

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  1. star99

    star99 Well-Known Member

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    i started giving my 5m daughter a teaspoon of baby rice every other day after midmorning feed but she seems to be getting bit too constipated . She pood ok first 2 times but the last time i fed her she didnt go for 2 days and she was straining all the time i felt so bad for her. i gave her a tiny bit of water and just breastfed her loads.

    What do other people do - do you start with baby rice for a couple weeks then move onto other foods or do you start adding veg and fruit straight away ? Any suggestions to avoid this problem appreciated !
     
  2. austinsmom

    austinsmom Well-Known Member

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    I would maybe make the rice thinner... or try baby oatmeal (thin as well). I started weaning at 51/2 months, and my LO would only take MAYBE 3 bites at a time. So, start slow... and make sure you nurse BEFORE you give any solids.
    I would say, after a few weeks/month... you can move on to different flavors/textures. Just watch your LO's cues. :flower:
     
  3. kdea547

    kdea547 1 DD, 2 Angels

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    Try mixing with some pear or prune juice. Baby cereal has a lot of iron added which does cause constipation, but the juice should help keep things moving!
     
  4. star99

    star99 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I wasn't sure whether to add in fruit yet or keep with rice for few weeks ?
     

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