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my baby is 6.5 months old...basically ebf. I'm wanting to delay solids bc we have a family history of many allergies and we've had tummy issues w/ him since 2 wks old. He still doesn't have normal seeming bowel movements. He usually goes poo every 12 days or so, and when he does go it seems very painful for him and it's always overflowing. Also, his last few poos have been quit thick-which I don't get bc he wasn't eating anything but bb milk. Except for the one two days ago, which was very mucusy and green, with some thick pieces in it. I had his hemoglobin tested at 6 months and it was 12.9, the dr. said it was perfect. I read somewhere a sign of iron deficiency is having a blue tint to the white of the eyes. I actually noticed b4 reading that, that his eye whites were not as bright white as they used to be. I always noticed how white and clear his eye whites were. So i've been thinking maybe I should start giving him some solids, at least bites of what I'm eating. So yesterday I let him suck on a prune and he ate about half of it (he has 2 teeth). Today he went poo again (huge suprise, bc it's usually at least a wk), but it was very mucusly still, mostly yellow this time, and had pieces of prune in it. I'm wondering if that should be a sign that he's not ready for solids yet. If he were ready would the pieces of prunes have broken down,...or is this totally normal? Could he be allergic to the prune bc I gave him some prunes at 5 months to try and help him poo....they didn't help AT ALL at the time, just made his poo thick so I didn't give him anymore until now. Thanks for any replys.