my DD has always been infrequent with her BMs, but back when she was exclusively breastfed i didn't sweat it. now that she's eating solids, we're running into constipation issues... she was badly constipated a week ago and had a really hard time going... lots of straining and even a little bit of blood :( after that I've been making sure she's getting peaches/plums/pears daily and that seemed to help things A LOT (daily and soft BMs), but this weekend we had lots going on and weren't pushing the water and fruits as much and she strained and it bleed a tiny bit again. and after this, she seems (rightly so) afraid to go and strained to hold it in. ahhh, i don't want baby girl to get into the cycle of withholding, so I want to do as much as I can to make sure it doesn't hurt her. Here's what I'm thinking..
- fresh plums/peaches/pears
- splash of prune juice in her sippy cup of water
- no cheese or white rice
- flax seed oil (husband picked up some softgels of webber naturals organic cold pressed flaxseed oil that I think I'll snip and pour into a fruit smoothie, but a question. the back says it contains: Organic flaxseed oil 1000mg, alpha-linolenic acid 530mg, linoleic acid 100 mg, oleic acid 120mg... is this safe for a 15 month old to take?)
thanks for reading. it's the worst thing in the world to see your baby crying and straining, and I was lucky with DS that he would just eat fruits all day and LOVED water. DD just nurses all day but does. not. drink. water. willingly at all. getting a couple of oz of water into her a day is an accomplishment. it usually involves letting her play by the window while i sing songs and read books and try to get her to take sips by making funny face :/