Hi everyone. My little boy is 6 months & we've been weaning for 3 weeks. He has porridge in the morning and fruit or veg purée for lunch then sometimes weetabix before bed to fill him up. We're not on 3 meals a day yet. He is breastfed with one bottle of formula before bed. Last week he went from doing a poo almost after every feed, to doing nothing for 5 days. On the fifth day he had his first solid bowel movement since starting solids and he cried and strained a lot, it sounded like it was really uncomfortable for him. However he got rid of a lot (sorry TMI lol) and he slept really well that night (I'm sure that made him feel so much better). I realise that he's using new muscles now that his bowel movements are formed & it feels strange for him however he's been doing the same again today. He was absolutely screaming earlier when he was pushing one out but it wasn't hard or pebbly. He also slept terribly last night & wouldn't resettle at all and I think it's all linked. Could he still have constipation even if his poo isn't hard? How can I help him? We've tried giving him sips of water but he isn't keen. X
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