DD is 9 months old and just recently started eating small amounts of table food. She's always had a bit of an issue pooping. I take a probiotic and it seems to help. Otherwise she ends up extremely gassy and uncomfortable before she finally poops. She was doing good pooping every day or two but now that she's started eating more food she is having issues again. When she does poop it seems to cause her discomfort and they are hard and very stinky. Is there any advice to help her stay more regular and comfortable? We bf on demand.
You can give her probiotic directly, also. There are children's varieties, or you can open a capsule, mix the powder with a few drops of breastmilk and apply it to your nipple so she gets it when she nurses.
She always nurses before solids - and usually right after too. She nurses about every 2 hours when we're together. She isn't a fan of a bottle so she doesn't eat much during the day at daycare but she also does not get solids at daycare.
She eats what we eat - chicken, noodles, veggies, fruits, sometimes crackers. She doesn't do baby food (the typical jar stuff) or cereal. Oh, and she loves to share my oatmeal with me at breakfast.
Quoting MusherMaggie: What kind of solids is she eating? Does she always nurse before solids?
You could also try taking her to a chiropractor along with the other suggestions. It has done wonders for my kids when they are constipated. My 7 week old goes regularly for adjustments, and last week he was a bit constipated, so I took him in and within a few hours he was pooping like crazy and no longer grunting and straining to get just a tiny amount out.