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HELP PLEASE

ok i started my baby on sweet potatos and bananas when she was 5 months and it constapated her so i stopped and now she is 6 months and 1 week and i have for the past 5 days been giving her green beans and apple sauce and shes constapated again she doesnt drink juice just cereal and breastmilk and she been on cereal since she was like 3 months so i know its not that what do i do judt not give her baby food i dont know what to do i dont wanna keep giving it to her if its gonna do thta so what do i do please anybody help!!

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the_shy_one

Asked by the_shy_one at 7:48 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Well, start with remembering that food at that age is more for practice than anything else, and that she is getting everything she needs from your breast milk.

    I myself give Kaylee 4oz of apple juice a day (mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with water) and have no constipation problems.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 7:49 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • She doesn't need the baby food anyway...you can wait until she's older and just start table foods. But remember, she should still have only one new food at a time.....
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Well the bananas probably constipated her as did the green beans since they have iron in them. I would give her juice like the pp suggested and then the next week start her on apple sauce or pears. The combination will loosen her up.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 7:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • I agree with PP. apple juice mixed 50/50 with water is a great idea.
    nvedwards

    Answer by nvedwards at 7:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Sense you are giving her food try prunes! good luck!
    ashlee31627

    Answer by ashlee31627 at 8:10 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • try prunes they make them for stage 1 baby food, I always used uber diluted apples juice
    becky757

    Answer by becky757 at 8:48 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Peel and cut up some bosc pears from the store, put them in a saucepan and cook for 5-6 minutes. No need to add water, pears are very watery. Once they are cooked, place them in your blender or food processor and there ya go! No more constipation. Helps my 6 month old:) I make all her babyfood- I dont know if that makes a difference or not.
    danahj79

    Answer by danahj79 at 9:03 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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