Friday, May 11, 2007

Rice cereal causes constipation

Lil General was introduced to his first solid food - Cerelac's Stage 1 Rice cereal yesterday. His bowel movements have since reduced considerably and he has been straining a lot causing him extreme discomfort and wanting him not to feed anything. Earlier, when there was constipation he used to bite the bottle that would help him relieve himself. I'm slowly weaning him away from the bottle for fear of infection, so that has aggravated the problem.

Seeing the little kid strain so much, I decided to give him dried grape water mixed with saunf. It did wonders. Within a an hour of having it, he had a good bowel movement and the boy is happy and playing again.

Related sources: Baby Constipation - Causes and Helping Relieve Constipation in Baby