BRAT

Bananas, RICE, Applesauce, Toast.  These are the foods you feed your baby when she has diarrhea.  So, why is rice cereal the recommended first food for babies?  Heck if I know.  But let me tell you, we’ve got one BLOCKED UP baby on our hands, and it is not pleasant.  I feel so bad for the little one, and I’m worried that I made a foolish decision to start her on solids before 6 months.  She just seemed so ready, from a behavioral standpoint (sitting well, watching us eat and fussing about it, etc.).  We’ve had a rough few days (it took me a while to register that this was, indeed, her problem), and last night was horrible.  I ended up sleeping with her on my chest on the couch like when she was a newborn.  And she was oh so restless.  We’ve given her small amounts of diluted prune juice, as well as some peach puree at dinner last night–I know, breaking the one-new-food-at-a-time rule.  She’s had some poopy diapers today, but she’s still pretty miserable about it.

These pictures are from last night, hoping the peaches would help (they didn’t).  Right now I’m feeding her some Gerber prunes (not what I thought I’d be feeding her at this stage, but at least she likes it).  Here’s to hoping tonight goes well, and that tomorrow we have a strain-free day.

4 thoughts on “BRAT

    1. citysteader Post author

      Oh, don’t worry, I’m not calling Sadie a brat. It’s an unfinished post. It’ll make sense in a while when I can get back to it.

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  1. Shannon

    yeah. those rules don’t always have to be followed to a t. especiallly when you got a stopped up baby. nash liked oatmeal cereal way better than rice and it did not stop him up. I definately agree when babies don’t feel good it is by far the worst part of being a parent. (I too was confused about the post title earlier today but now it makes perfect sense!)

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  2. citysteader Post author

    So, according to my sister, it’s not constipation since Sadie’s poop hasn’t been “rock solid.” Nice imagery, huh? That’s sort of what I thought, because that’s basically what my book and the internet seems to indicate. But she sure has been straining something miserable. Erica said she’s just learning how to use her muscles. I just hope it’s a phase, because it’s not pleasant for her at all!

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