Constipation in 19mth old

Erin - posted on 01/29/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi there, I'm looking for some other mom's that have gone through similar situation. About a year ago, my then 9mth old daughter strarted throwing up at night daily (once we put her on whole milk), this went on for a month or so and then we took her off milk. She stopped throwing up completely but had this nagging cough all the time. We had been to her pediatrician multiple times with no result. Finally this past November he gave us a preventative puffer as well as a ventilin one until we had allergy tests done. Instantly she got better again with only the use of the preventative puffer. Then she got a bad cold last month and with that came a bad cough. We gave her the ventilin puffer a couple of times in the middle of the night when she was coughing with no result (she didn't stop coughing). Last week we finally had her allergy tests done and of course, she is allergic to nothing. It's almost comical at this point. So we re-introduced her back to yogurt and cheese and she did very well. Four days ago we started her back on 2%milk (she had been on soy milk since August) and she got so constipated she stopped eating and cried saying "Owie" all the time. Finally last night in the middle of the night she had a bowel movement, which was big and hard. I put her in the bathtub this morning and she had another medium sized one. She's very gassy now too. Could this be just from the change of milk or could she maybe be lactose intolerant? She does ok with cheese and yogurt but as soon as we gave her milk, she got constipated. I'm looking for any advice on what to do now. I started her back on soy milk this morning just to give her a bit of relief but I don't want to keep switching back and forth as that would be harder on her system. Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated, thanks! Erin

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Holly - posted on 01/29/2013

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as long as she has 3 dairy servings a day, she doesn't even really need milk. yogurt and cheese are fine, perhaps give her 2 yogurt servings and a couple of cubes of cheese. remember a serving of cheese is 2 small cubes...

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Erin - posted on 01/29/2013

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I should also say that they won't diagnose her with asthma either as she has never struggled for breath or been wheezy etc. Her cough is pretty much gone so I'm not really worried about it. I would just like her to be able to feel better consistently.

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