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5 month old poo change
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:21 AM
My 5 month old started solids a few weeks ago and in the last week is absolutely loving them we’re at 2-3times a day. She is mixed feed, BF throughout the day generally 7/10/1/4 then bottle feed last of the day 7pm ... solids has been purées but have tried introducing toast/weekbix the last couple of days... the last 3 days her poo has been a solid lump - I wouldn’t call it dry but it is definitely formed like a little ball. I haven’t noticed her straining or anything but is this normal? I over water with ever solid meal but I’m not sure how much she is taking in
Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:25 AM
Stop the toast and weetbix. Try baby rice cereal, vegetables/fruit purées and well cooked mince meat or fish lumps. I tend to purée even the meat at this age. It should be really sloppy.
At 7-8 months you can add -
Cooked whole mashed egg
Cows milk in cooking
8-12 months -
Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:45 AM
The CMHN told me not to introduce Weetbix until 8 months if that helps!
Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:50 AM
You can introduce food in any order from when you start solids.
The general recommendation is to start solids around 6 months.
As you baby has firm stools I'd consider reducing food offerings and focus on milk feeds, to slow down and loosen up the stools, lots of bf will do it.
Going from 0 meals per day to 5 can happen gradually from around 6 months to 12 months, so 2-3 meals a day is probably a bit speedy at this age.
I can tell from your post that you and your baby are having a lot of fun with food, it's great she is enjoying them.
Perhaps reduce the amounts offered if you don't want to decrease the frequency?
Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:30 PM
My kids were on 2-3 meals a day round 5 months. I don't know if I'd started Weetbix by then, but if I had it was a little bit mixed with rice cereal and pureed apple or pear, rather than just weetbix.
Yes, poos do get more "well formed" as they increase solid intake. My kids never had issues with constipation or anything but did tend towards more solid, dry poos - you could tip them into the toilet with hardly a mark on the nappy!
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