Thursday, June 3, 2010

Babies and constipation

My poor ltitle girl did not poop for 5+ days... starting solids can do this sometimes and of all things carrots were her staple the last few days we were in Florida.  

So foods that may constipate include:
  • Bananas
  • Rice
  • Cooked carrots
  • Squash
  • Applesauce

Funny thing is those are usually the recommended starter foods.  Go figure...

So after much crying and pushing she finally went today!  Yay!  I will have to get some prunes or apricots in her and try to increase fluids.  Pumping her legs and rubbing her belly is supposed to help as well.  If all else fails... there is manual rectal stimulation (which I actually did do today)... then the glycerin suppository.  Hopefully, we will not need to go there!