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is gerber of banana a cause of constipation in a 4 1/2 month old?

DD had a very hard stool 30 min. ago,yesterday i gave her half of the little 1st banana gerber for dinner and the other half today for breakfast,as she didn't want the milk and was fussing about wanting to eat so i gave it to her and she was happy,but i don't know if i should continue buying the banana ones for her?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Sep. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • by the way she has already tried the peaches one and green beans and never got costipated on those!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Yes. Bananas are constipating, and her little system isn't ready for solids anyway. The AAP recommends waiting until 6 months.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 3:53 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • it may be, but most babies with fruit makes it easier for them to go. but let me say real quick, the jar food is just to teach them to eat, so give the bottle first than when she's done w/her bottle you can give her jar food. that way shes still getting all shes supposed to

    Answer by vabchmommy at 3:54 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • her pediatrician told me i could start her on solids already,as she was not getting full with formula,if her doctor would said not to i wouldn't have started her on foods but she was also fussy wanting to eat more than just milk, i guess some babies are ready at 4 months others until 6.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • YES , Banana's, Applesauce, Rice, and Toast,
    Its part of the BRAT diet, and given when ANYONE is having diarreah.
    So in a reg person, it can cause constipation.

    Answer by Princessofscots at 4:03 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Yes, bananas can be constipating.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:10 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Yes I am sure it is a major factor, but I am going to agree with the PP and say that 4 months is waaaayyyyyy too young for solids and that could also be causing digestive problems on top of it. Even the company says to wait until 6 months, closer to 12 would be better.


    Answer by EarthMom6 at 4:24 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • 4 months id too early for solids....stick with formula (add probiotics) and breastmilk

    Answer by Loa1002 at 4:50 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Anything other than breastmilk can cause constipation in a 4 month old. Sorry.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

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