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I don't know if this is an ok forum for this, but we plan to continue to BF well into toddlerhood, so I thought this would be a good place to begin. DS is almost 8 months old and has started a very little bit of solids. We have really let him self feed primarily, with a little off our fingers. We have tried only some avocado, and sweet potatoes, but with both, DS seemed kind of fussy afterwards, and his stool had what look liked undigested food in it. We haven't tried any more. Would you do the same? When would you try again?
 

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I'd do one food only for a week and only let him self feed and see if there is upset. If so, I'd switch to a different food and do the same thing.<br><br>
Undigested food in poop is totally normal. dd still had that at 2.5yrs.<br><br>
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So, you'd keep trying solids then? We did avocado for 2 weeks, and I guess he did ok, he was a bit fussier than normal, but is also teething. Then we did sweet potatoes and the same thing happened. With both though, there was the undigested food, which made me think he wasn't quite ready for the solid food.
 

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If he's showing all readiness signs and *interested* I would keep offering. Maybe only every other day. No more than once a day at this point.<br><br>
The undigested food is normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
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Undigested food is normal. You'll find bits of everything they eat in there, if you care to look closely. Especially veggies-- whole pieces of corn and carrot and peas and everything else. It happens well into toddlerhood, because they don't chew their food very well and because their digestion is immature. Come to think of it, you'd probably find some of that in adult poo too; it's just we don't scrutinize ours, we just flush it away.<br><br>
Fussiness is different, though. There are a lot of reasons a baby that age might be fussy, but if you can clearly link it with the food, that might be a reason to wait.<br><br>
I myself though would keep offering solids if baby seems interested and as long as baby is still nursing often. Let him feed himself and progress slowly with introducing new foods, and stop if you see any clear signs that something is wrong.
 

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hey there! yeah, the undigested bits are totally weird-looking, aren't they? but normal. DD's poop even changes colors depending on what she's been eating.<br><br>
if he's meeting all the readiness signs, i would give him chunks and let him self-feed. if he were having problems with the food, there would be some other signs most likely--like diaper rash or sleep problems/gassiness. i'm sure he's having regular chiro adjustments, but that is always good for unexplained fusses!<br><br>
cauliflower makes DD have gas. other than that, she is a little piggy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Food at this point is just for practice it doesn't matter if it isn't digested. A little fussiness could just be from the food pushing its way through or gas. I think cutting back on quantity might be a good idea.
 

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We started DD on a few solids (pear and avacado) at 6 months and she didn't poo for 7 days!!! When she finally did it was bloody. I took her to the doc and the doc said she reccomended exclusive breastfeeding for 12 months and that dd was just not ready. So, we stopped the solids and plan to wait until 12 months to try again.
 
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