Laurie - posted on 12/02/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Has anyone else had a problem with constipation and cramps with their 16 month old since switching to whole milk? My son was on special formula since he was a month old for a milk protien allergy. Since starting whole milk he has had a problem with constipation. My pediatrician put him on miralax 1 tsp 3x daily. That does not seem to help. Yesterday was really bad. His tummy cant handle prune juice (he vomits within seconds), pear and orange juice dont help, and I even used the supository and that didnt work either. Finally gave him apple juice and that seemed to help a little. He was still uncomfortable last night and I didnt want to bind him up more than he was so I tried skim milk and he did great. He didnt cramp up during or after drinking it and he had a BM this morning without a problem. He actually seemed to sleep better also. Has anyone else had to use a low fat milk due to this problem? He eats yogurt and lots of fruit and vegetables.