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My 6 1/2 month old baby has been exclusively BF since birth. We started solids about 2 weeks ago, and her poop has changed. I was anticipating that, but the proble is, that today she has not pooped since 24 hours (where as usually, she is a pooper many times a day) she has belly pain, and did not sleep last night because of it. Every single time she was falling alseep, she would awaken, and kick, and move all ways, showing how uncomfy she was. I tried to massage her belly, give her more water, but nothing works. The stools are not passing. When I palpate her tummy, I can feel that the large intestine is full. We had to go to the DR on monday, and I mentionned that to her. She merely touched her belly, and just concluded that the first month of solid is hard constiaption wise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: so now I don't know what to do. Stop solids? Give her prune juice? She needs to get this out of her, she is SO incomfortable. I am scared that it will create a blockage of some sort in there.<br><br>
ANy tips /help/ recommendaions?<br>
TIA!!
 

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I understand you are scared and your baby is uncomfortable. 24 hours isn't really that long. I would not give her more solids until she has a bm. For now just breastfeed her, give her warm baths, continue to massage her belly and bicycle her legs. You can try a warm compress on her belly too. She will work it out. I would not do juice at this point.<br><br>
After she has the bm you can go back to solids, maybe not as much, and less binding things. Some of that depends on what you have already been giving her. It is common for bms to take a different pattern after solids are started.
 

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My little guy often doesn't go for 24 or even sometimes 48 hours and then after that he'll poop several times in a day. When he was younger he would poop 4 or 5 times a day, but he's gradually gotten less frequent, depending on if he's going through a growth spurt, teething or if we just have a "busy" day.<br><br>
I'm sorry if your little one is uncomfortable, but there's probably no need to really worry yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks mamas!<br><br>
I knew there would be changes in the stools, but the part worrying me was more the fact that she could sleep related to that. I will try only BF today, and good tip about the bath.<br><br>
I gave her pears, and green beans, and zucchini. I don't think those are binding, but I can be mistaken.<br>
I have been massaging her a couple of times since this morning, I can tell she likes it, seems like she gets more comfy after that.<br><br>
Thanks again
 

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maybe you could try drinking some prune juice and then it would get passed to her through your breastmilk? i don't know if this would work but it's worth a try
 

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I broke down on the juice front and gave my baby watered down prune juice when she was first constipated, but I guess she was about 8 months at the time.<br><br>
It's so hard watching them try to push it out! I hold her tightly on the toilet and even put some oil in there to try and help it out. It's always so traumatic. Even now, a couple months later, she has really hard stools despite lots of breastfeeding, water at meals, and nonbinding foods. I've just taken to giving her prune juice several times a day. I also hear that acidophilus helps.
 

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Stop solids and nurse nurse nurse. Then after this passes... (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) I would back WAY off on solids. Only 2-3 times a week for now and no spoon feeding, just let her self feed.<br><br>
good luck!<br><br>
-Angela
 
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