Jonah is officially constipated. 48 hours, no movement from a baby who typically soils at least three diapers a day (too much information, I know). Mr. Google just informed me that every food I’ve introduced thus far contributed to his problem. Who knew that rice cereal, bananas, carrots, and applesauce could so profoundly disrupt the digestive system? I miss the breast-milk-only-diet. So simple. So fool proof. I should have listened to Allen and waited till month 6. What was my hurry? Alligator tears and shrill cries instigated by an aching tummy are heart wrenching. I attempted a thermometer-enema, suggested by Jonah’s doctor in passing at his first check up. No success. I’m planning to offer him diluted prune juice tomorrow and breast-milk only until things return to normal and I build the courage to try this food-thing again.
4 weeks ago