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It was horrible. I was eating a banana and she really seemed to want some, so I was feeding her little bits off my finger. Well the next morning she was so constipated it was scary. I had to use a suppository to get it to come out and she screamed and was sweating, it was really awful. I thought bananas were a good first food. She is almost 7 months old and seemed ready but now I don't know. She is adopted and not fully breastfed. She gets about 10 ounces of EBM per day, plus whatever she gets when she latches on which is only 2 times per day right now. She also gets about 22 ounces of homemade goats milk formula. Normally her poops are very soft and yellowish. Any advise?? I am afraid to feed her again.<br>
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My first son got constipated by banana too. That and rice cereal - avoid rice cereal!!!! There are other foods that aren't constipating though. Maybe try some apple or sweet potato? I think most of the "first foods" commonly recommended are constipating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I only gave my daughter tiny bits at first and gave her water to sip on. She loves bananas and would have happily munched the whole thing, but I only let her have like one small slice, ya know like the size you'd slice on your cereal, and worked up to about an inch of the banana. If you're comfortable with yogurt, that makes my dd go. Maybe you could try balancing it with yogurt.
 

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Ok, just this morning she had another horrible episode. I have fed her no solid foods since last Friday Now I am wondering if it is the goats milk formula. The recipe calls for 1/2 goats milk, 1/2 rice milk. Could the rice mik cause constipation? Or maybe the goats milk? Ugh!!! This is so frustrating. Maybe I should add some prune juice.<br>
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All the foods recommended for diarrhea are constipating (as you might expect): BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). Maybe give her a bit more water (dilute the formula if you don't do plain water yet)--perhaps with the heat she needs a bit more liquid? That can help with constipation: try that first, before resorting to prune juice.
 

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If you do go with prune juice, dilute it 3 parts water, 1 part juice.<br><br>
Instead of rice cereal, maybe try some oatmeal? And definitely give water with the solids if you want, or give BM but make sure you're drinking enough water, since that can affect baby's constipation too.<br><br>
Instead of banana, try some avocado?
 

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Sounds familiar! I gave my daughter stewed prunes mixed with yogurt. Just boil the prunes until they are really soft...she loved them! And...it works like a charm!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Pear juice is another good option for constipation. Just dilute 50/50 water/juice. It seems to be a little gentler on my dd's tummy than prunes or prune juice. (Although the prunes worked great with my ds and didn't seem to bother him at all.)
 

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I agree to try other foods....and also supositories can be quite dangerous for babies and last I heard they don't recommend giving them anymore.<br>
Hope it gets better for you!
 

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same thing happened with us when DS at bananas before 1 year. VERY constipated, it was terrible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br>
But now they are his most favorite food, he gets so excited for bananas and eats them in less than 1 minute. so maybe just hold off on them for a couple months. we fed lots of pears, apples (that were cooked and covered (simmered) on the stove for 5 minutes). and mamakima had a good idea with the prunes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i second the avocado. my ds gets a tad constipated with banana, but not with avocado.
 
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