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New food, new poop :)

My dd started eating some baby food the last few weeks and so now her poop is more solid....she's been fussing when she goes now I think because it's harder to get out...she is otherwise breastfed and I'm wondering if there's something I should add to her diet to help her go easier (prunes?)...thanks!

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Asked by stepmom929 at 3:08 PM on Jan. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Avoid banana, meat, cheese, simple grains and sugars.
    Build her diet around whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
    Hummus is a fantastic toddler food, along with avocado, frozen blueberries (they make irridescent green poops), frozen peas, frozen corn, and cooked beans.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:13 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • Banana, cheese, rice cereal will contribute to constipation. Go with foods with more fiber (oatmeal, barley, whole grains, green beans, apple, pear, avocado, peas, beans, etc.) Apple juice will help get things moving. Prunes will really help get things going. I introduced prunes early on and kept them on hand for when they were needed. Once you've introduced more variety, the issue should clear itself up. A few things that are worth knowing about poo and solid foods...what goes in, comes out very similar. Carrots turn poo orange. Blueberries turn poo dark blue or black. Banana leaves little black squigglies in the poo. Just a few that concerned me early on. =)

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 3:19 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • Instead just breastfeed more. Breastmilk should remain your baby's main source of nutrition until 12 months.

    Breastfed babies don't need cereals or milk products, two things that can make solid poops. is a good website.

    Answer by Gailll at 3:22 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • grt out of my life gailll!!!! you truly spoil this site for me on a daily basis.

    Answer by stepmom929 at 6:27 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

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