As she grew older, new solids where introduced (very slowly) and we had to find the right balance between solids and liquids. It worked temporarily, but at times would still struggle with severe constipation. After about 3 months and no additional assistance from the pediatrician, I was furious and went on my own hunt…to conquer her constipation.
What I discovered was some babies do not get enough fat in their diet…basically the extra fat moistens their stools. And with my daughter eating all those fruits and veggies she probably wasn’t getting all the fat she needed. The secret is Flax Oil. I gave ½ teaspoon in the morning and within hours she was unplugged. I was amazed at how quickly and effectively it worked. Now I put about 1 teaspoon in her milk or food everyday and she very rarely gets constipated. If I notice her stools hardening than I give her an extra teaspoon in her lunch.
Flax oil is located in the natural section of most grocery stores. You can either buy the seed and grind it yourself or oil. Just watch out…if you give your child too much their stools will get runny. Of course you should check with your child’s pediatrician if you have any additional concerns. But I just really wanted to share how we conquered the struggle with constipation. No one told me about Flax Oil, so I am spreading the word!