Anal fissure and constipation

Crystal - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




My son is 9 months olds. Since January he has not regular with bowel movements. He is on solids. I have tried everything prunes, peaches, plums, apricots, peas.. He wont drink any extra water or juice. Only 1 or 2 ounces. I continue to breastfeed approximately 4 times a day. I thought the condition was resolved when I tried flax seed and for 3 days he had bowel movements and they were softer. Now he has gone another week without a bowel movement. He has had blood with passing stool for 3 weeks. Can anyone help my little guy?

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Miri - posted on 12/13/2011




my 4 month old baby had an anal fissure and diarrea. She had diarhea because i was exclusively breastfeeding her.

Cris - posted on 05/21/2009




I would try starting a food diary of everything that both of you eat and drink since you are still breast feeding him. Write down the time he ate, what he ate- be specific like he ate cheerios brand cereal and motts applesauce, how much he ate, how he reacted while eating and after he ate ( after can be 30 min to up to 2 hrs) & how his bowel movements are. As for you food diary I would do everything the same except the bowel movement thing. Do this for a week and make an appointment with his dr, bring this info in with you and tell him this has got to stop. If he gives you a hard time or seems to not want to listen, make him listen or find another dr. This can be a serious thing, if your son associates pain with making a bowel movement it will only get worse. Please don't be scared by the intensity of my post I am just spreading my knowledge because my youngest son is allergic to dairy and had some of the same issues.

Marie - posted on 05/21/2009




You can also try to include "fibrous" solids in baby's diet - I do cooked zuccini with skins, mushrooms, oatmeal or white baby cereal with apple sauce (daddy gives him 1 to 2 tablespoons of applesauce with his cereal every day).

Many types of foods can cause constipation like cheese or dairy products.

Nicole - posted on 05/21/2009




Gross, I know, but I had one after DD was born... and it's still not completely gone 15 months later. The only thing I can really think of is prune juice or baby food prunes. That should help a little.

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