A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Poop Issue

Here are some of our recent problems with poop. Well when I was breastfeeding he always pooped - typical for a baby with spina bifida. Sometimes it bordered on diarhea, but he's healthy and chunky and tolerated it all well.

Well now that he's eating food (and LOVING it!) we've reached the other end (ha ha) of that scale.
We started off good. Oatmeal (no rice) which he loved, but we went 10 days without adding anything else. I don't know why, I didn't realize so much time had passed without adding anything. Pooping at first was no big deal, went from all the time to once a day. Then nothing.
After 2 days of nothing we added prunes - his second food (not really following the traditional order of things). Still nothing. We went to the cottage for the weekend and still nothing. We added more water to the oatmeal. We tried warm baths and belly rubs, nothing. We took out the oatmeal and added another vegetable. Still nothing. We added corn to the mix (which he LOVES!!! #1 favorite food). And kept the prunes and still nothing. Where is this stuff going?!! Finally after 11 days we got a poop!!! Yay!
OK so I helped him a bit with it, a little intervention, but it worked!
So now prunes are going to remain a staple in his diet, and we are adding some cereal and vegetables and we're keeping up with the poops.

1 comment:

  1. Ughhhh... I'm not looking forward to starting solids for this reason! Can he just stay under 6months forever??