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  1. Elizabeth Price says:

    I need help defining diarrhea. I started my five and a half months old baby girl on solids recently. Just this week we tried carrots. She loves them. But I am concerned that she may have diarrhea due to them. What exactly is the definition of diarrhea though? Is it soupy? Since giving her carrots her diapers have been extra explosive and very soupy. I don’t want to continue giving her something she’s allergic too, but I am not sure if I should expect this change or not. Btw, she is fed breastmilk; so I am used to loose stool, and even ccassional explosive diapers have happened over these first five months. This does seem different though.

    • EmilyDeJeu says:

      @ Elizabeth Price – Hmmm….good question. I’d say it’s very normal to have alarming-looking diapers in the early stages of introducing solids. Her little digestive system is still acclimating to having new food sources, so it’s normal to expect some odd diapers at first. I’d only be concerned about allergies if she shows other signs as well. Maybe give her a few days, and then try re-introducing carrots to see what happens. This will help you see if she has any more diarrhea-looking diapers with other foods (in which case the problem wouldn’t be just with the carrots), and when you re-introduce carrots, you can see if the reaction is any different.

      Hope this helps, Elizabeth! Best of luck 🙂

  2. Leslie says:

    My son has had milk protein intolerance issues. He got interested in solids when we had to switch him to Nutramigen (who wouldn’t!) so we okayed baby food vegetables with our pediatrician at 5.5 months. Then at about 8 months he lost interest but would still take a couple of bites. At 9 months he was put on a trial run of soy formula that worked so he’s remained on soy for now. Once he started soy formula that’s all he wants. If you show him a spoon he’ll totally turn his face around into the high chair. That’s been going on a month. Here’s hoping he regains interest before his birthday!

    • EmilyDeJeu says:

      @ leslie – Oh, that’s rough! Hope things have improved at this point 🙂

  3. Naomi says:

    I started feeding a tsp of puréed veggies a month ago and
    it seems like it hurts her tummy (oatmeal
    was the worst-crying out every hour) and sleeping horribly so I stop After 3 days and her sleep seems to get
    better. The last few nights she has been up every hour and having bowel
    Movements frequently and at night almost every hour she poos or farts. It could also be a wonder week or 6 month sleep regression combined with GI issues but I don’t know if I should keep trying to feed her?
    She also got her first cold two weeks ago and has had a few hives here and there. Thsnks for any
    Advice or thoughts!

    • EmilyDeJeu says:

      @Naomi – Oh, so sorry you’re dealing with this! 🙁 I’d say a visit to your HCP may be in order, just to rule out the possibility of complications or allergies. Some tummy trouble, like gas or constipation, isn’t uncommon, but this sounds like it could potentially be something more.

  4. Every time I offer my son a new food he makes “the first time food face.” It looks like he is appalled but then he goes for a second handful and then a third. So far there isn’t a single food he has refused. My 7 month old may be a better eater than my husband! I hope others having just as much as I am introducing their babies to the wonderful world of flavorful food.

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