Constipation Issues & Cures

Leanna - posted on 10/11/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi there! So I have some questions. My lil' man, Isaac (4m as of 7Oct), had normal BM's since birth till about 3 months old. While he was going up to 3 times a day, usually after every meal, with no problems whatsoever, and a minimum of once a day, those numbers have taken a drastic drop during the last 4 weeks. At first it went to where he started to strain to go once a day. I started giving him apple juice, per his pediatrician. Then he would skip a day; then two days; then 3. And it's gotten to where even with apple juice, full strength and no longer even diluted, this does not result in a BM. He had a BM today but it was after his last one was 4 days ago and both of these were assisted with a glycerin suppository (prescribed by his dr). I've even tried Prune juice. He doesn't like Prune juice whatsoever! He just throws it up. I'm at a loss with what to do now. I've been trying Pedialyte too.His dr told me to take the rice cereal completely out of his diet (did this when he was 2.5m old- he was originally placed on it by his dr to help him gain weight b/c his GERD was so bad he was literally throwing up everything he took in) and has gone back to straight formula (he's on Similac RS-pre-prepared liquid since the recall). I should also take the time to let you know he has REALLY BAD GERD too. He's had this since birth. This is the reason for the RS formula type since he was taken off of the cereal in his bottle. He's on Prevacid daily to help combat the pain from the GERD. I've taken him to the Dr every week for the last month and she seems to be at a loss too. She has basically resided to saying, "well, it looks like he just is going to be one of those babies who doesn't go everyday or even every-other-day". But what she's not grasping is the crying and colicky days and nights that begin after 2-3 days of no BM. I'm a newly divorced but have been a single SAH mom the entire time as my ex-hus left me one mon after we got married & I conceived on our honeymoon. So all of that to say, it's just me & I have no breaks or help when he's hurting so much and screaming nonstop. I need help & any & all feedback with suggestions that may help him feel better are welcome. Especially from anyone who has also experienced this. Also, if you don't mind supplying the source of your suggestion I'd appreciate it. Thanks so much!! ...Your's Truly in FL looking forward to some SMELLY BM's to clean up!!! LOL :)-

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Ayla - posted on 10/25/2010

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hey hun hav u tryed givin ur little one stomach calm?? the make is brauer its from da chemist n its all natural n if that doesnt help try banana baby food cuz my little man jake was like that but now hes regular n much more happier :) u never no it mite work for u :) good luck

Kelly - posted on 10/13/2010

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I would highly reccommend a pediatric chiropractor! my 4 month old was having many digestive issues, milk protein intolerant, gassy, spitting up projectile, pooping every 4-5 days (which for BF baby is normally okay but he was miserable). Pediatrician was labeling him "colicky" but I felt I could do more. I found a pediatric chiropractor and began taking him at 12 weeks, 3 times a week. After 3 weeks he was a completly different baby. Poops every day to every other, spitting up is now normal and he is happy.



We had other issues, he would not nurse, his gag reflux could not handle my over active let down, come to find out he had no range of motion on the left side of his neck. He is now nursing 100% of the time, no longer gagging and I am a haapy mommy.



I am sorry you are facing this issue! I know how hard it is to have a child who is having issues. I hope your little one is feeling well soon.



***The chiropractor using an Activator nethod: http://www.activator.com/



*****Pediatric chiropractor resources

http://icpa4kids.com/index.php

Amber - posted on 10/12/2010

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Prevacid made my daughter severly constipated. I had to do what the dr called stimulation to make her go every 3 days she is bf so before prevacid she went every feeding. Ask to see a pedi gastroenterologist if there is one available in your area. Ours has helped termendously! Although we are still going almost weekly to get everything straightened out. But Prevacid was her main problem maybe ask for a different medicine?

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