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|Sat, 01-02-2010 - 7:20pm|
My 6 month old is constipated. Not just not going for a day or so, not going for several days and having hard, ball-like poops. She is mostly breastfed with very little solids. The solids she does get are not constipating ones. She gets no formula and still nurses on demand, 7-10+ times a day. She does not STTN and still nurses several times a night, usually just comfort nursing, but still, nursing at least through letdown. I don't understand why, since around Thanksgiving, we have been dealing with this? I talked to her ped at her 6 mo WCC and she admitted she wasn't very "up" on breastfeeding, but that maybe I needed to drink more water, that maybe my BM was too concentrated. That didn't really make sense to me. She also said to give her juice or water, which we have done, but Madison doesn't like either. I've gone so far as to cut out solids b/w poops to see if that helps, which it doesn't seem to. She has had a few "normal" bf baby poops, but mostly, it is very hard. I hate seeing her suffer and I just don't know why. She is otherwise a very happy, healthy baby. She is right on with all her developmental milestones, nothing unusual about her health. Before this, she'd go once every few days or so. TIA for any insight and or advice you can give me.