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|Wed, 06-09-2010 - 12:01pm|
My DD is 9.5 months old and we are really struggling with constipation. Seems like she has been constipated since we started solids at 6 months (except for when she had a GI virus for a couple of weeks in April). She eats two 2 oz meals per day--usually prunes and yogurt mid-day, and a cube each of fruit and veggie for dinner. Could yogurt be part of the problem, even though she only gets 1 oz/day? The only fruits she gets are prunes/pears/apricots/peaches and veggies green beans/peas/squash. I'm not looking to advance solids too quickly but on the other hand I feel like I can't introduce any new foods that don't stop her up. I'm having visions of her being in kindergarten and only being able to tolerate prunes. =P She still nurses 8+ times a day, and will only take a few sips of water (probably total 1 oz/day) from a sippy.
Will this improve once she starts crawling/cruising? Or is it an issue of digestive maturity in general? Any thoughts/suggestions?