My daughter have serious constipation , shall I give her a suppository ?
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Love Being A - posted on 11/27/2012
If you have a pediatric doctor... Call them!!
I personally do not think a child should have a laxative of any kind. It can dehydrate them to quickly.
Have all your information ready for the questions.... Diet/foods eaten over the last few days. Last bowel movement and so on. Do not let this go, a bowel obstruction could be the problem... Toddlers put things in their mouths, that may "get stuck", giving a suppository could only make things worse.
Good luck... Keep us posted on outcomes
Dawn - posted on 01/02/2013
I agree with the Miralax. My daughter ran a fever of close to 104 and I had to take her to the ER twice, each time they gave her an enema. Anytime she gets constipated, a little miralax in milk and some of the foods they recommend and she is good. But talk to a doctor.
Wheew, I am just getting over this same issue with my 2 1/2 year old daughter.
So what we did was:
Miralax, sort of worked 1/2tsp in milk or smoothie
Milk with lactose (worked pretty good because she is lactose intolerant 1/2 cup)
EX Lax (smaller than the regular dose, time release, like 6hrs)
Peanut butter (with peanuts)
Wheat bread (100% whole wheat or whole grain, not the cheap stuff)
Organic Prune Juice
We tried all this over 2 weeks time and they all worked, but I later found out that my daughter is holding it! So now my issue is getting her to go and put it in the potty. She was holding it because it hurt to go after not being able to go for so long.
I think this is my fault because i'm 36 weeks pregnant and slow and I have not been watching her diet latley, but she is better now, but she gets bored on the toilet, so I still have to sit her down and sing, read or entertain.
Work in progress..
Susan - posted on 12/17/2012
Try prune juice. A small amount. Either the store bought kind or just soak a few prunes in boiling water and leave overnight. Have her drink the water that's been strained. This is easier to stomach. Try it for a day or two. Usually works great for my daughter even with severe constipation.
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