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Bowel Movements in Infants After First Eating Solid Foods

Many of the foods that baby first tries, such as apple sauce, bananas and rice cereal, can be constipating and cause a baby’s stools to be thicker, firmer and even hard, says Dr. Jennifer B. Trachtenberg, a New York City-based pediatrician. “It’s very important to make sure that baby is getting adequate fluids as well, and begin introducing your baby to water at six months,” she says.

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