Daughter have "hard like rock" bowel movements

Jessica - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Since birth our daughter has had a bowel movement. We thought that it could be because she was LT&T but her ped. said she just has "Gastrointestinal Issues". She was put on special formula but she would still have problems from time to time. Once she turn 1 we switched her to milk and the issues started to increase. She developed a fisher on her bottom and her bowels were becoming much more harder. Her ped. switched her to 1% milk and only once a day (her bedtime sippy). She has also put her on milk of mag and is up to 1 tablespoon a day. Our daughter eats with no problem and we keep her from the foods that cause hard stools; peanut butter and bananas. She loves her fruits and veggies and just found an interest in rasians. She drinks only water OR juice. She has a bowel movement everyday. She will scream, cry, hold her breathe, and turn into a statue for almost 30 minutes. Once she passes the bowel, it is literally hard like a rock and lately now has shown more blood in her diaper (which I know is because of the fisher being irritated). When she goes through this, I just hold her help her and cry along with her.. I can't see my daughter in pain any longer!! I've done research on Pedatric Gastro. and I'm going to run them by her Ped. BUT any suggestions or feedback would be great!

Thanks!
-Jess

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Jessica - posted on 05/04/2012

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@MeMe - On top of the milk of mag she gets 2 scoops of fiber in her drinks twice a day. All we eat is wheat/whole grain breads. Juice was suggested by the Dr. esp Apple because that is suppose to help make them go. I'm definitely going to ask for the referral!! I appreciate your help :)

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MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 05/04/2012

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Apple juice is not the best. If you want to give her more fiber via juice, it needs to be Prune juice. :)

Yes, a referral would be a very good option. Good luck.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 05/04/2012

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More fiber.... whole grain breads.... tons of water (not juice - too much sugar in juice).... fruit and veggies are great but they do not have all the fiber she needs.

I suffer from the same thing, often. I have 3 fishers and hemorrhoids, I have had them for 1.5 years now. There really is nothing worse. The poor girl.

I would be getting a referral to see a Gastroenterologist. They specialize in this type of thing and could give you the advice you need.

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