Dam Buster spread

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Postby little miss mac » 16 May 2008, 13:42

Minimac had some of this for lunch. Initial results delivered within one hour of eating. Thanks for the recipe!
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Postby Pics » 16 May 2008, 20:29

I made up a new batch of it today - as i froze cubes of it last time and had run out!
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Re: Dam Buster spread

Postby Foxy » 21 Jun 2010, 21:31

How much of each ingredient did you use? I did a cup of lentils, 2 prunes, and a potato, and he had a bunch yesterday and then some today and still nothing! We're approaching day five...

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Re: Dam Buster spread

Postby Whippet » 15 Jul 2010, 15:51

I just noticed this thread was started in 2007! Wow.

Well, I made this yesterday to try to unblock Mr T. I made it with a sweet potato, a cup of lentils and 3/4 prunes. Little man loved it and I was worried he'd eat too much! No reaction until this afternoon though so maybe he could have had more!

I tried it myself and it was pretty good. Thanks!
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Re: Dam Buster spread

Postby Riotproof » 17 Oct 2015, 07:52

Has anyone had this not work?

We're on at least day 4 or 5. I cannot remember when the last one was exactly. Maybe I didn't use enough lentils? I only put in a handful and they were red ones, plus I really hate prunes, so I never have any. I used dried apricots.
Maybe I should just followed the recipe! But I thought they were fibrous.
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Re: Dam Buster spread

Postby Treeb » 17 Oct 2015, 12:58

Haven't tried this recipe, but dried apricots are supposed to be just as helpful as prunes i think. Are you giving plenty of fluids and avoiding binding things like rice, cheese, bananas, etc.?
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Re: Dam Buster spread

Postby ches » 18 Oct 2015, 13:19

TBH, I think the very quick "successes" of this are more coincidence than attributable. We used baby laxatives on occasion. T's dairy intolerance meant he had some really bad episodes of constipation at this age (or a little older) before we cut cow's milk out. (I stopped pumping at 10mo and let him have 2 cow's milk bottles a day and it was pretty quick before he was badly bunged up and we switched to Almond milk, which he still has for drinking.) A little bunged up happens when they first start really digesting food, but hopefully it'll pass soon and painlessly!
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Re: Dam Buster spread

Postby Riotproof » 18 Oct 2015, 21:42

Treeb wrote:Haven't tried this recipe, but dried apricots are supposed to be just as helpful as prunes i think. Are you giving plenty of fluids and avoiding binding things like rice, cheese, bananas, etc.?



She's probably had a little rice, but nothing significant.
ches wrote:TBH, I think the very quick "successes" of this are more coincidence than attributable. We used baby laxatives on occasion. T's dairy intolerance meant he had some really bad episodes of constipation at this age (or a little older) before we cut cow's milk out. (I stopped pumping at 10mo and let him have 2 cow's milk bottles a day and it was pretty quick before he was badly bunged up and we switched to Almond milk, which he still has for drinking.) A little bunged up happens when they first start really digesting food, but hopefully it'll pass soon and painlessly!


Yes, I'm starting to think that too, ches. She is enjoying it. So we'll finish it off.

I've found that she's moved on to formed poos much faster than DS did, possibly because she doesn't have allergies? And while she's not very impressed during the process, they are not hard or dry. She's really stepped up her eating lately, and her hand skills are improving rapidly. She can pick up a blueberry but in a clenched fist. She's also demanding water regularly.

What I need to do is go somewhere where it's very inconvenient to change her, that would likely get it going. Heh.
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