15 month old constipated again! Can you help?

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My 15 month old hasn't pooped in a week. While this is not my first experience with him being constipated, it may be the worst. He is an incredibly picky eater. When I say picky, it's more than just refusal. He will often put something in his mouth only to gag or try to claw it off of his tongue. He's also become uninterested in baby food fruits and vegetables and after one taste will knock the spoon away from his face while crying. He will eat meat, but beyond that, it's yogurt, cheerios, apple juice, and whole milk. This is killing me! I still nurse him at night.

Now for my most current dilemma. We've been putting miralax in his bottle once a day for the last month and at least that had turned around. Until this week. For the last 24 hours, he has been straining and crying (yes, all through the night - he just wanted to be held every hour on the hour, so I ended up sleeping on the floor next to him. Please excuse any grammatical or spelling errors. It was rough.) without being able to pass anything. I gave him a supository and he just pushed it out. I need to do something to give him relief before I continue the diet battle, but I don't know what else to do! He's hardly even eating right now as well. I think his little insides are too full of poop!!! Will be calling the ped today, but they don't open for another two hours. Any any any ideas!!!!!!

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Tina - posted on 07/10/2012

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warm water and brown sugar helps my kids. I also just leave food down where my son can eat it and let him pick at his own leisure. He'd not one that will sit down to a meal and is very picky too. Although he doesn't like alot of things I still continue to put foods out for him to try. Kids go through these phases all you can do is keep trying. If he doesn't like particular food maybe try disguising them. One way i have is when i boil or steam veggies I keep the water and either use it with formula for extra nutrients or use it to dilule his milk or juice. so half fruit just and half water. Which would also help flush it. Also a belly message and a warm bath definately help.

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Jackeline - posted on 07/19/2012

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i would like to add you to my circle so we can talk but idk how try to add me if you like since we are going thru the exact same thing maybe we can help each other

Jackeline - posted on 07/19/2012

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omg my son is the same way idk what else to do hows it going for you so far

Elaine - posted on 07/10/2012

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This happened to my son around the same age. He had bouts of constipation but by 15 months it was pretty bad. Eventually we had him tested for allergies & found out he was allergic to cow's milk. It is not the same as being lactose intolerant. Lactose is the sugar in milk. He is allergic to the milk protein. We replaced cow's milk with soy. This was years ago he's 9 now. There are even more plentiful products out there now in the ordinary supermarket. Milks, yogurts, puddings, ice creams all made with soy (or almond milk). He can tolerate milk in small amounts now, but too many servings too many days in a row still constipates him.

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