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Old 12-05-2006, 05:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have been giving my LO carrots for 4 days now and she hasn't pooped in 2 days except 1 hard round one today. She started to cry afterwards so I know she is constipated, but I never heard of carrots constipating.
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It's been my experience that pretty much anything can cause constipation in different people, especially babies.

How old is your LO? Is this your first attempt at solids? I would probably back off of solids for a little while and start again with something different. Bananas were bad for my DS in the beginning, and I think that's pretty common.
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Actually we have gone through sweet potatoes, and some bananas(which she didn't like) before carrots. Today I gave her pears to hopefully get things moving. The nurse said to try apple juice diluted to help.
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We did the baby food prunes and that helped when DS was having trouble. He actually really enjoyed them, too.
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I believe carrots caused constipation in my dd. It was awful and we won't be trying carrots again!

White grape juice worked wonders. Prune juice didn't seem to help at all.

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