Baby just turned 8 months old and has been eating solids for 2 months now. She is a very good eater, hardly eats anything processed, I make all her food, and the only time she eats not so healthy is when we go out to eat and I have forgotten to bring her her baby food. Here's a typical day:
B- eggs and fruit puree
L- chicken, liver or beef, and a green and yellow veg, or beans
D- Same, or she might eat dinner with us, rice, beans, meat, veg and potato, squash
We are gluten free and mostly grain free, and she can't have dairy, so she breastfeeds 5x day and I try and give her some water too. As far as I can see this diet is very condusive for normal bowel movements, but her stools are hard and infrequent. Sometimes she has a blowout, but mostly it's little pieces of stool once a day, or so, and never anything soft. SHe's also had a hard time getting to sleep at night, and she's teething, with 2 teeth about to come through, so I chalked the sleeplessness up to that. But when she falls asleep finally she sleeps a good 11-12 hours, without pain med or gas relief drops so obviously nothing is bothering her enough to wake her at night. Any thoughts? She was exclusively breastfed and has never had an ounce of formula. Do these sound like normal bowel movements?