3 weeks in and LO has not pood for 4 days. He's usually a regular pooper - usually between once every other day to twice a day. He hasn't been showing any signs that he's uncomfortable but he does try to strain when it's time and I worry that he's getting more and more bunged up and it will get worse so I like to nip things like these in the bud before we get too worried. Even though I'm a pharmacist it's best to try to give natural remedies over medicines first for constipation
A great tasting food that helps babies poo is sweet potato. So I gave LO some sweet potato 'chips' for dinner and for lunch the next day. He really enjoyed the sweetness of it and so did his bowels. Later that evening there was a welcome explosion! His poo looked almost like the sweet potato that went in!
Babies do often poo less when they're on solids and may not be constipated even if they do not poo every day.
Day 21: Lunch - cucumber sticks with beans. Dinner - whole wheat pasta with sweet potato, onions and spinach.
Day 22: Lunch - beans. Dinner - pasta with tuna, tomato and onions.
Day 23: Lunch -carrots. Dinner - cod with ginger, rice and courgettes.
Day 24 Lunch - banana. Dinner - dover sole steamed, rice and beans
Day 25: Lunch - avocado. Dinner - broccoli, carrots, chicken and sweet potato
Day 26: Lunch - sweet potato cakes. Dinner chicken, courgettes and rice
Day 27: broccoli and carrots with udon noodles. Dinner - chicken and spinach pasta.
- Increase fibre, pears, peaches, broccoli and beans in diet.
Please speak to your health visitor, nurser or doctor if you are concerned about your baby's poo.