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24th February 2012 03:03 AM #1
Constipated baby - advice appreciated
My poor little lad is having some problems doing a poo (if you'll excuse my frankness!). He poos about 3 times a week and he seems to find it really uncomfortable straining and pushing and then his bottom looks a bit red afterwards. He is breastfed and we follow baby led weaning. I wonder if he is having enough water? I do offer him water throughout the day but he doesn't have much - how important is this given he is still breastfeeding?
I offer him lots of fruit, vegetables and also foods like meat, yoghurt and sometimes pasta or rice but he chooses which food to eat himself so this can vary day to day. Is there anything else I could do to help him?