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just wondering what tips you all have for feeding babes to keep them nice and regular... my guy loves bananas and we all know where that leads!! fortunatrly he loves peaches too, which really seems to help... i'm wondering if i could find an optimal balance of peaches and bananas for his tum? what do you all do? he also loves blueberries and pears.
 

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We had a major applesauce issue a week or so ago. Cut back waaay on the solids. I was advised a little olive or flax oil in his food could help. We have given him pear juice once or twice too...I started a thread called constant constipation? that has some good suggestions...<br>
I just think it takes a while for baby's tum tum to adjust sometimes too...<br><br>
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Pears are good as as pureed prunes/prune juice. Apples and applesauce not so much, but apple juice is okay (if you're okay with giving it).<br><br>
Here's an interesting article on apples and constipation in babies:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">There is a difference in the amount of sugars and pectin in apple juice and applesauce:<br><br>
Apple juice contains more sugars and liquids so it helps relieve constipation.<br><br>
Applesauce is the whole of the fruit. It contains a higher level of pectin - which firms up stools and may thus lead to constipation.<br><br>
"Apple juice also has a mild laxative effect that may help provide relief from constipation commonly experienced by little ones. Apple juice fortified with vitamin C may help children absorb more iron, an important nutrient for growth and development."<br><br>
Apples contain pectin, which will add bulk to your stools, and their cleansing action will encourage bowel movements. They have a laxative effect yet are also used for to help people get back on a regular diet after suffering bouts of diarrhea.<br><br>
The pectin in the apple fiber apparently is the healing factor, which explains why it is included in one of the popular over-the-counter diarrhea remedies. Also, that same fiber pectin is what dietitians have been telling us for decades is necessary to keep us regular and to prevent constipation.</td>
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So like many other foods, the fiber can be helpful but only if there's a good amount of liquid in the diet to help -- otherwise too much fiber and not enough liquid results in constipation. If your little guy loves bananas, make sure he's getting extra water/BM to help his system deal with the extra fiber.
 

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I actually think I'm gonna try pear sauce. They just came into season, and he lurves them soooo much! He's 8 mos and I swear he ate half of a pear the other day!
 

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oh, i'm glad to hear pears are good, as he loves pears and i made a batch the other day!! v. interesting info re apple sauce vs. apple juice.
 

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My guy loves bananas too. Watch the quantity of solids and make sure he is getting plenty of liquid to balance it out.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My guy loves bananas too. Watch the quantity of solids and make sure he is getting plenty of liquid to balance it out.</div>
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he nurses after every meal, so i tgink we are okay there... drinking from a cup is still too messy! we got him a sippy cup but he just turns it upsidedown to chew on the bottom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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