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Hi all,
My ds is 6 months old, and has all the typical readiness signs for solids....he sits unassisted, no tongue thrust, can eat things by himself (like a large chunk of banana), all that stuff. So far, though, everything I've given him constipates him and he's MISERABLE for two days. Banana, pears, applesauce, avocado (well, he hates that)....
Now I know that the BRAT diet involves two things I've already given him, so common sense dictates that I don't give him those things. So I've stopped.
But what CAN I give him that might not cause him to get constipated?
He likes pickles, and they don't constipate him

I'd prefer to stay away from jarred foods.
Any suggestions would be great! I like the idea of giving him things we eat, but so much of the things we eat contain peanut oil, or eggs, or dairy....
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I'd drop the soilds for a month or so. It sounds like his gut just isn't ready to process them.

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I'd drop the soilds for a month or so. It sounds like his gut just isn't ready to process them.

-Angela
that's actually what we planned on and are doing....guess I should've mentioned that (nak). what should i introduce when we DO try solids again? I don't want a repeat of what we've already dealt with if he's not ready in another month, kwim?
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Don't feed him. Give him small bits of soft foods that he can feed himself. Chances are he'll eat a LOT less than you would have fed him. Personally I think that it's only logical that that's the way humans should start on solids. Unfortunately we've all been brainwashed by gerber and head at our 6 mo olds with spoons.....

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I don't spoonfeed him. When he tried applesauce, I put it on a spoon and let him lick it off.
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Well, constipating foods include:

bananas
apples
rice

so I'd stay away from those three for sure. Pears are often a hit.

good luck!

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We had the same problem, and sweet potatoes worked for us! DS loves to suck on/maul hunks of banana, but didn't like that method for sweet potato, so we just mashed the two together and it worked fine. Another mama friend of mine who also has a 6-month-old ds swears by peas and other green veggies, but we haven't gone there yet.
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we have always had good luck with prunes. i boil some dried pruneswith water and blend. or buy it of course
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