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My poor DD is a little constipated. She seems to have to push hard to get the poop out, and sometimes she cries a little when she poops. The poop itself is very firm and well formed. Not dry and hard, exactly, but very dense.<br><br>
She was on antibiotics 2 weeks ago, could that still be causing the problem? She had diarrea while she was taking it.<br><br>
She nurses probably 5 or 6 times during the day, and 2 or 3 times at night. She usually eats half a banana and some Cheerios for breakfast, 1/4 of an avocado for lunch, and maybe 1/4 of a sweet potato for dinner. (Just for example, to give you an idea of the amounts and types of food she's eating.)<br><br>
Any thoughts as to what's causing it? Any ideas on how to help her? I have tried giving her prunes, and yogurt, but neither has really helped. She's been like this for maybe 5 days now.
 

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maybe lay off the banana for a couple of days? I know that they are very binding for me at times...Cheerios too. maybe give her something else for breakfast...my kids liked oatmeal at that age with maybe some stewed apricots or something...good luck.
 

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When my DD (10 months) gets constpated, I just give her pears for breakfast and it's usually fixed the next day.
 

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ITA with leaving out bananas, they really affected my youngest ds when he was that age<br><br>
prune juice really helped him, or stewed prunes blended with oatmeal
 

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Thanks for the advice - she really does chow down the bananas, she loves them. I will stop giving them to her for a few days and see if it makes a difference.<br><br>
How about applesauce? Is that binding too? Does anyone have a list of binding and non-binding foods?
 

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well the BRAT diet that is recommended to stop diarreah includes bananas rice applesauce and toast. I would avoid those for sure.
 

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OK! See, I did not know this. DS has never been constipated in his life.<br><br>
So now we've identified 2 of DD's favorite foods as possible culprits, bananas and applesauce. I think I'm starting to see why she's constipated!<br><br>
Today I gave her pears and yogurt for lunch. Any other suggestions for foods to offer that might get things moving?
 

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white castle? No, just kidding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I know that black olives always got my toddlers going...but they are really salty....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">white castle? No, just kidding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> I think I'd rather be constipated! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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yes...those sliders are quite disgusting...although as a kid I always thought it was a big treat because my Grandpa would take me there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> haven't had one in over 20 years though now...
 
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