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Breastfed 4mo not pooping Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
27th Apr '13

I started my son on baby food it's been about a week. All has been good but he didn't poop at all yesterday and still hasn't today. he normally goes 6x a day so I'm really worried.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Apr '13

Don't worry, it takes longer to digest, my sons bowel movement have changed a lot . Just worry about colors or you can give him pear juice or prunes

Jamie & Baby Aria 1 child; Ahmeek, Michigan 2739 posts
27th Apr '13

When you introduce food that happens. at least it did with my DD.



ETA I too started DD at 4 months.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3314 posts
27th Apr '13

Too early for food. It's going to take him awhile to figure out how to digest stuff he shouldn't be eating.

user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
27th Apr '13

I always thought 6-8 months was the soonest you could introduce baby food without issues.... That's always just what I have heard. 4 months seems really early, but I could be wrong.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" Too early for food. It's going to take him awhile to figure out how to digest stuff he shouldn't be eating."


thats what I was going to say. and as far as BF, is he exclusively bf? when my oldest was a baby, he would go about a week without pooping.. his doctor said it was normal for bf babies.. just make sure you have no plans on that day lol. we had some blowouts

Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
27th Apr '13

AAP recommends 4-6 months and his doctor okayed solids. He is also 20 pounds, bigger than most babies. and is breastfed never had formula.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3314 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting !*MySonIsMyWorld*!:" AAP recommends 4-6 months and his doctor okayed solids. He is also 20 pounds, bigger than most babies. and is breastfed never had formula."


A lot of doctors ok a lot of stupid shit, doesn't mean you should necessarily do it. Clearly bf'ing is working, just keep nursing him. Being big has nothing to do with when a baby is ready to start solids.

Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" A lot of doctors ok a lot of stupid shit, doesn't mean you should necessarily do it. Clearly bf'ing ... [snip!] ... do it. Clearly bf'ing is working, just keep nursing him. Being big has nothing to do with when a baby is ready to start solids."

I didn't even go off what my doctor said. As his mother I know he is ready.. like his doctor said the worry is that they cant pull it to the back of there mouth and my son can eat of the spoon with no problems and even shows interest in our food. Around this time is when there bellies are developed. I'm sure the AAP wouldn't say 4-6 months if it was a problem lol.

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting !*MySonIsMyWorld*!:" I didn't even go off what my doctor said. As his mother I know he is ready.. like his doctor said the ... [snip!] ... food. Around this time is when there bellies are developed. I'm sure the AAP wouldn't say 4-6 months if it was a problem lol."


They don't say 4-6 anymore. They say 6.
http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starting-solids/delay-solids/

Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting andthesenights:" They don't say 4-6 anymore. They say 6. http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starting-solids/delay-solids/"


Oh well if his doctor said it's fine than im going to go ahead with my thoughts of him being ready? I'm not even asking about if hes okay to start im asking about his poop?

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
27th Apr '13

My mom put DD on solids without my permission at 3.5 months she was just fine. She is 9 months now and perfectly healthy and happy in fact solids helped her because she had constipation issues from being lactose intolerant. Once we started giving her solids it helped her clear her bowels easier. Not every baby is the same and not every parent is the same so everyone needs to stop judging everyone else and allow other moms to parent the way they want. As for the not pooping make sure when LO does poop its not hard and in small balls BF babies can go 10 days without pooping and its perfectly normal. If it really becomes an issue take a q-tip and put vaseline on the end and stimulate the rectum with it by slightly inserting it like you would a rectal thermometer. This should bring in a BM in about an hour.

Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jeeper:</b>" My mom put DD on solids without my permission at 3.5 months she was just fine. She is 9 months now and ... [snip!] ... the rectum with it by slightly inserting it like you would a rectal thermometer. This should bring in a BM in about an hour."</blockquote>



Thank you so much!!

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3314 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Jeeper:" My mom put DD on solids without my permission at 3.5 months she was just fine. She is 9 months now and ... [snip!] ... the rectum with it by slightly inserting it like you would a rectal thermometer. This should bring in a BM in about an hour."


No one was judging, just trying to give her updated information. Just because your child is fine now, doesn't mean she always will be. Starting solids too soon has been linked in numerous studies to childhood obesity and digestive problems later in life.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" No one was judging, just trying to give her updated information. Just because your child is fine now, ... [snip!] ... be. Starting solids too soon has been linked in numerous studies to childhood obesity and digestive problems later in life."

My mom did the same thing with all 5 of her kids (me and my 4 brothers) and none of us had child hood obesity or digestive issues now or ever and we are all adults. Every baby is different and for your information the guidelines are 4 months to 6 months depending on when your child is ready. That is the information 2 pediatricians gave me and wic gave me and that is the government recommended guidelines.