Letter:

Inspissated Faeces after Solids


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Age:
5 mo.
Inspissated Faeces after Solids
Hi

My son is five months old and has just started on solids, however, he has also started suffering from inspissated faeces. A couple of days ago he passed an entire dry long stool. He pushes a lot but does not seem upset. For the past week or so the stools have been very hard (like plasticine), with bowel movements every second day.

I breastfeed him as often as he likes. In the morning he eats some fruit pure (apple/banana or prune), in the evening he eats potato pure with carrots or millet cereal. We have skipped the rice cereal, as I have read that rice does not have a good effect on the stomach.

Is there anything else I can do to help him get his bowels moved. I realize that his stomach needs time to adjust to the new food, but I feel sorry for him when his stools are too hard.


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