i put my baby on cows milk at 1 she is 14 months now and still has a very had time pooping. it breaks my heart she screams bloody murder.. any one have suggustions?

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Carol - posted on 02/22/2009

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I am a nurse, the docs I work with have recommended to their patients some of the following, but you should check with your pediatrician because your little one may have a physical condition causing the problem: balanced diet of fruits and veggies, no concentrated sweets, stop cows milk and try soy or rice milk for 1-2 months, OTC Miralax daily (ask doctor first). Yogurt is always a great regulator 1-2 times daily.

Samantha - posted on 02/21/2009

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if she is constapated put half a tablespoon of brown sugar in her bottle with water if baby bowels are costipated for too long they could need surgery to remove the blockage best to get onto it as quickly as you notice it

Samantha - posted on 02/21/2009

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if she is constapated put half a tablespoon of brown sugar in her bottle with water if baby bowels are costipated for too long they could need surgery to remove the blockage best to get onto it as quickly as you notice it

Sandra - posted on 02/21/2009

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My little girl had the same problem. Give her prunes...in the baby foods. I used to have to give it her once a day or every other day. Good luck!

Nicky - posted on 02/21/2009

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i read your thread and feel relieved that it is not boy goin thru this at an older age, my boy has just turned for and still wont poo, it scares me, a few times he has been in hospital because of this problem, he is on long term med and seeing a specialist, if you feel you need to talk plse contact me, i have the same sort of thing going on and i no if i needed to talk about i would like to, good luck with your boy and i hope everything works out soon xxx

Aimee - posted on 02/21/2009

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I never gave my son whole milk. He was lactose intollerant so I put him on soy milk. He is going to be three and he can now drink 1% milk in small quantities. Try changing to soy or 1% milk. The cows milk may be too much for her little body to handel, you shouldn't have to over compensate with fruit and veggies.

Brenda - posted on 02/21/2009

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My pediatrician told us to mix some clear fruit juice like pear juice in my sons formula because he wasnt pooping for days.. and it worked! Also, maybe ask about giving her Lactaid I know that helped one of the younger children in my family who if they were pooping at all they were pooping bigger ones then i do! ;-) Good luck!

Nicky - posted on 02/21/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

i put my baby on cows milk at 1 she is 14 months now and still has a very had time pooping. it breaks my heart she screams bloody murder.. any one have suggustions?




i really feel for you, i had the problem from when my lad was 6 mnths old, i took him to the docs and health visitor constantly but got told to give him pure juice and to put vaseline round his bum and he will b fine, for 2 yrs constantly i was going to the doctors, with apperantly no problems. by this time, my lad was to scared to poo because he had suffered for so long, we had to actually hold him down to poo because he would only do it every 3 wks, when the doctors finally realised there was a problem 2 yrs later, it was toooo late. my boy is now crossing his legs to stop poo coming out of him, he is seeing a specialist and is on long term medication amd hes 4 and still suffering from it, he is still in nappies for pooing because of the mediction, he starts school in sept  and i have to up his medication constantly to make sure it isnt building up in his bowels,  my heart goes out to my lad, he breaks his heart cryin because he knows he cant poo in the toilet like his friends, he just doesnt realise, he has a great diet, all fruit and veg (im a chef and no what to feed him). but plse , keep going the doctors about this until this problem is sorted, do not leave it, if you feel like you need to talk, plse message me, do not go through it on ya own, i did and it is really hard. good luck and i hope it all gets sorted for you, if you need to chat, i am here for you, gl xx

Kim - posted on 02/21/2009

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Try lactaid milk, my daughter would throw up when I gave her cows milk and when I gave her the Lactaid Milk she never threw up again and now at 9 yrs old she has no problem with milk.

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Hi, we have been using not watered down Apple Juice and Milk of Magnesia since my twins were about 2 1/2 months old.  They don't get it as often as in the beginning, but i do keep it on hand just in case now a days.

Diane - posted on 02/21/2009

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What I did for my son was put about a teaspoon of corn syrup in his bottle when I heated it and then shook it to mix...he was never constipated. It was a folk remidy that my grandmother told me...as the babys sytem get older you can cut back on the amount of syrup..It worked like a charm for Nick. Takes only one bottle for it to work...Good luck. 

Lisha - posted on 02/21/2009

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You might have to change the milk that you give your baby. Try 2% or like I had to do with all mine soy milk and everything was fine after that

Tammra - posted on 02/21/2009

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It becomes such a cycle. They don't want to go because it hurts, then the situ gets worse. Ask your Doc about Miralax. It worked wonders for my son.

Tammra - posted on 02/21/2009

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It becomes such a cycle. They don't want to go because it hurts, then the situ gets worse. Ask your Doc about Miralax. It worked wonders for my son.

Wendy - posted on 02/21/2009

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go and ask the doctor 2 check her 4 i.b.s irritable bowel syndrome as anyone at anyage can get it

Wendy - posted on 02/21/2009

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go and ask the doctor 2 check her 4 i.b.s irritable bowel syndrome as anyone at anyage can get it

Wendy - posted on 02/21/2009

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go and ask the doctor 2 check her 4 i.b.s irritable bowel syndrome as anyone at anyage can get it

Christina - posted on 02/21/2009

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My son had this problem. Gerber sells 4 oz. juice bottles, they are made for little ones so they are gentle on the stomach. I always carried the prune juice ones with me in case my son got plugged up. One 4oz. container will do the trick, plus you are able to moderate when she has her BM. Hope this helps!

Lee - posted on 02/21/2009

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Hi there, I would try just a bit of brown sugar in the bottle.  It worked for my kids.  After a while you can add less and less to get them used to the taste without it.

Tricia - posted on 02/21/2009

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Have you tried pear or apple juice. My daughter didn't drink juices until she was 20 months but it helped with maintaining healthy bowel movements. I've heard soy milk digests easier.

Nicky - posted on 02/21/2009

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Hey how are you?Well I had the same problem with my 2 kids..Did you try 2% milk yet cuse thats what we had to do and my god what a difference....The next day.

Joanne - posted on 02/21/2009

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i had the same problem i change from cows milk to goats milk now shes alot better

Joanne - posted on 02/21/2009

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i had the same problem i change from cows milk to goats milk now shes alot better

Joanne - posted on 02/21/2009

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i had the same problem i change from cows milk to goats milk now shes alot better

Barbara - posted on 02/21/2009

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my lil girl bn on cows milk from bein 7 months old and she still goes to bed with milk now at 3 lol but she eats a lot of veg and fruit  and she goes to the loo regular if u still have a problem try  prune juice u can even water it down a lil  hope it helps :D



 

Barbara - posted on 02/21/2009

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my lil girl bn on cows milk from bein 7 months old and she still goes to bed with milk now at 3 lol but she eats a lot of veg and fruit  and she goes to the loo regular if u still have a problem try  prune juice u can even water it down a lil  hope it helps :D



 

Allison - posted on 02/20/2009

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Hi, Try goats milk or lactose free milk Or Keep using formula and mix cows milk slowly increasing cows milk say 200ml formula and 50ml cows and gratually increase the cows milk. that might help her adjust to cows milk .

Lori - posted on 02/20/2009

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I was told to use brown sugar and water. I also give him pear and prune juice. Both my boys had this problem and I feel your pain when they scream from pain:(! My youngest is now 8 months and is into juice now but I did begin with brown sugar and water and it did work. They also do have suppositories for babies and they just poo the glycerin back out so it is harmless.

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

i put my baby on cows milk at 1 she is 14 months now and still has a very had time pooping. it breaks my heart she screams bloody murder.. any one have suggustions?




Hi Nicole have you tired prune juice? hopefully by now all is ok with your little one.



 



 

Patricia - posted on 02/20/2009

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try givinig diluted prune juice in a bottle once or twice a day-about 1/2 water and 1/2 juice.  this remedy works at any age.

Katrina - posted on 02/20/2009

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she maybe rejecting it my baby had that same problem but it was when she was little and then we put her on soymilk or u can try lactaid milk.

Katrina - posted on 02/20/2009

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she maybe rejecting it my baby had that same problem but it was when she was little and then we put her on soymilk or u can try lactaid milk.

Annette - posted on 02/20/2009

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Give the baby pruns, it works great give it every day until they have a soft movement and than every other day once they start going and keep lots of fruit in there diet.



Annette

Megan - posted on 02/20/2009

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My son had a bit of trouble with constipation when he got sick last, we just fed him kiwifruit and/or giving him kiwicrush (which is just like kiwifruit juice) and that makes movements softer and more frequent, and a friend has similar problem with cows milk making her kids constipated and shes found if she waters it down 2/3 milk 1/3 water they don't seem to have as much trouble :)

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Watered down apple juice works well; once a day - 1/8 apple juice or cranberry juice & 7/8 water - or more water always better with mostly water & a little juice ;-)

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You can try giving her milled flaxseed in small amounts by adding to cereal. I read about using this and we tried it with my grandson and it helped him. We bought Hodges Mill and I think it might be located with the flour in the grocery store.

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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I have already replied to this post but am getting more notification about new posts. I am shocked by some of the advise and even more shocked that doctors have recommended some of them. Children under at least 2yrs of age should not be given any milk other than formula or breast milk.

Cows milk is too hard to digest and can cause irriversable damage to the digestive system, constipation being one symptom of this occuring. Giving your daughter foods that constipate her then giving her an addative to reverse this ie sugar or laxatives only exastibates the problem.

Giving fruit juice, ribena drinks or adding sugar at this young age will promote tooth decay. The only drink children need is water.

Goats milk, mostly unparsturised but all, contains a parasite called toxoplasma which is extremly bad for girls to ingest as it can cause severe birth deformities in their children.



So I would simply advise you to put your daughter onto a formula for toddlers, one serve a day with a good diet is all they need. My son doesn't like to drink it so i simply put it on his weetbix and banana for breakfast.

Julie - posted on 02/20/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

i put my baby on cows milk at 1 she is 14 months now and still has a very had time pooping. it breaks my heart she screams bloody murder.. any one have suggustions?



try powder milk first so that you can water it down yes the do have problem i do know with my 2 boys try and avoid botteled milk untill they have ajusted as ti upsets thier stomik more

Georgie - posted on 02/20/2009

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So she is trying to poop it's just hard for her. My daughter had a similar problem when she was a toddler. Her little face would turn red and she would scream from the pain. We eventually took her to a specialist. He said the problem wasn't that she couldn't poop, it was just DIFFICULT for her to pass it. He said her rectum was at an angle which made it difficult for her to pass a stool. He said she would eventually grow out of it but meanwhile give her 1 tablespoon of Mineral Oil daily. It's tasteless, so she had no problem taking it. It help lubricate the rectum and soften the stool to pass more easily. It worked wonders. She DID grow out of the problem and is now 14 years old. But anytime she has a problem we still give her Mineral Oil. We've just increased the dosage. Good luck.

Cynthia - posted on 02/20/2009

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You could try giving your little one prunes for kiwifruit or you could get a infant laxative. I used one for my daughter called coloxyl drops. You can get it from a pharmacy and you can add it directly to their bottle/drink or in their mouth. It is chocolate flavoured and they seem not to mind taking it.  Or if that doesn't work you should consult a doctor. Good Luck it is not nice seeing your little ones so upset and in pain.

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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Wow, you must be overwhelmed with all of this.  I switched my son to Rice milk (original, not flavored) for three days.  That seemed to make it better, so I took him to the doctor to make sure it was ok to only give him rice milk.  You have to make sure you are making up vitamans and Calcium.  I have also mixed prune juice with apple juice, it makes it taste a bit better, he really liked it.  If you use flavored rice or soy milk at that age though, my fear was that he would get used to the flavor and never drink plain milk.  Hope you find an answer in all of this!

Alexii - posted on 02/20/2009

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i beleive that cows milk is to calfs as breastmilk is to babies. that said we consume rice milk which i put my first son on at 14mnths and will put my second on when he reaches a year or so, soya milk is also good, better for girls than boys because of the plant based estrogen. alot of people have a sensitivity or even allergy to milk and this can cause a whole host of issues inside your baby's body. they are very sensitive to the foods that are not right for them. if you are able going to a naturopathic doctor (google in your area) is quite enlightening for you as well as for the health of your family.

Lindsay - posted on 02/20/2009

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My daughter had the same problem. She couldn't handle the whole milk at all. We switched over to 2% and made sure she was getting plenty of fiber (fruits are good, but apples and bananas can also be binding). We also found some Children's Chewable Enzymes that help toddlers digest dairy and carbs. They are all enzymes that are found naturally in our bodies, but toddlers generally have less of these enzymes. She gets one tablet a day and it has helped a great deal.

Dawn - posted on 02/20/2009

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My daughter was the same, try giving her pure orange juice once a day with a tea spoon of brown sugar, my doc suggested this to me and it helped, mind you that was about 12 years ago :)

Dawnell - posted on 02/20/2009

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I had the same exact issue with my son. I switched him to 2% and made sure he got enough other calicum throught the day to balance it. Plus, I made sure he got his fruits (apples, pears, plums... less bananas, they are a carb) and veggies.

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