Constipation Help for 13M old Needed

Kersten - posted on 04/06/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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It's not the can't going like normal babies. She has had severe issues going number 2 since about 8 weeks old. She screams cries, squeezes, and nothing will come or its soo hard it even bleeds at times. Ped has had me try juice, yogurt, miralax, karo syrup, etc..nothing works?! She drinks all day water/juice etc...it's not dehydration.

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Sandy - posted on 05/01/2012

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Dr.Windsich said to try undiluted prune or pear juice!
https://www.healthtap.com/user_questions/2102-what-are-some-tips-for-managing-my-baby-s-constipation

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Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2012

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I was the same way, he even had a tear. I used to give my son Springboard's Ready Set Go! That would definitely help him go until I found Juice Plus and starting giving it to him. It took a little while to kick in but then we started having blowouts since his diet pretty consisted of stuff to help him go. We now have balanced it out and his bowels have been fine.



Hope this helps.



Jenn

Annaleigh - posted on 05/02/2012

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Google Probiotics, or go to a health food store, there are infant/toddler varieties that will work wonders for her digestive system!

Alisha - posted on 05/02/2012

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my daughter who is almost 2 also has this problem and has since she was an infant. i have her on a strict diet. a cap of miralax in her apple juice EVERY morning, after nap it's just plain water. yogurt (activia) 2 times a day once for breakfast then again as a snack in the afternoon. and i also mix in a pinch of flaxseed meal with EVERYTHING she eats (literally everything). things she should NEVER eat are rice, bananas, apples, toast and of course cheese..i know it sounds odd but apple juice is ok but not applesauce or apples. bananas clog you up. i do not really understand the toast and rice (rice cereal included) but when i cut it out of my daughters diet and stuck to what i mentioned previously she became regular after about a week. things that she can ALWAYS eat include the p's! pears, peas, peaches .. ect. i really hope this helps. we have been to specialists about this very problem and this is the ONLY thing that has worked for my daughter. if your try this, do not get discouraged, her body has to have time to adjust so give it a week or two before giving up!

Erica - posted on 04/13/2012

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never used a suppository for my kids so don't know about that, but we use pear juice and prunes (stage 1) Apples can be very binding also at 13 months she can eat almost any thing so try guava (it's a fruit not sure on spelling but it has an insane amount of fiber in it.) Baked beans, high fiber oat meal (smells really yummy) fiber gummies, or any other high fiber food. I gave it to my daughter who had the same problems your LO is having and we did a high fiber food at every meal and snack. Fiber gummies before bed. Make sure she's getting enough exercise as well to get the poo mooving! LOL. I know it's stressful and scary while it's happening. My daughter had these issues right up till she was 2. Now my friends call me the "poop Queen"

User - posted on 04/13/2012

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what type of juice is she drinking? Apple juice? my son had the worst constipation with apple juice. If the mirolax isn't working I would suggest a suppository for sure.

Katherine - posted on 04/10/2012

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Fruit Smoothies! If she's not eating enough veggies and fruit this could really harden her poop. My daughter had the same issue. But she loves fruit smoothies!

Deanna - posted on 04/09/2012

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What about a glycerin suppository. Or using liquid glycerin with an oral syringe. My daughter was the same, just easily backed-up. Another option is gripe water. Not just for burping, but it can help with constipation.

Angelina - posted on 04/07/2012

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And my daughter is 20 months and still once ever month or two have to do these 3 things. the massage also works for adults and gassy babies.

Angelina - posted on 04/07/2012

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OK, had the same problem with my daughter and the best thing i found was a glycerin suppository. It will help ease the hard poo out but it will still most likely make her bleed a little bit. Another is baby massage. In a warm room remove all of her clothes and leave a diaper under her butt, using a natural oil (crisco was worked best for us) pressing somewhat firmly move your hand from her right hip (looking at her from above would be your left) to the bottom of her rib cage on her right side, continuing to press firmly, move your hand(s) from the right side of her rib cage to the left(left to right from your POV) and continue your movement strait down to her left hip. If my instructions arnt clear, search "sunrise sunset baby massage". doing this often enough will help move her bowels. the more you do it the more comfortable with the technique you become and you can find the right speed, pressure and hand angle to use. also if you use the glycerin suppositories and you start to see her "poopy face" gently push her knees towards her chest. she will resist but you both should power threw it as long as your comfortable. oh you should push her knees all the way up to her chest hold for about 3 seconds and then let her release her legs. if you see the poo coming out while her knees are up continue holding her knees up until it passes. She will be uncomfortable when she trys to pass the poo but as she get older and eats foods with less iorn she should be able to pass her number 2s more easly. sorry the answer is so long winded but these 3 things really help us and i hope they work for you too.

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