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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Amy - posted on 02/20/2009

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Talk to your doctor about Mira Lax.  My daugther is 6 and when she begin being constipated, that is what our doctor recommended.  I am just not sure about the age limits.  Good luck and God bless.

Mari - posted on 02/20/2009

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prune juice. Put dried prunes in boiling water over night and give the juice/water the following morning.

LaPaula - posted on 02/20/2009

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Hi Nicole:)) I used to have that problem with my oldest daughter...add a lil water 2 the milk to dilute it...have u tried suppositories? i used those as well it gave her alot of relief:))

Sam - posted on 02/20/2009

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my daughter was the same at 12 months and at that age they can't have anything to help apart from the usual remedies of orange juice, veg and prune juice... but if they're bunged up they don't really want to eat or drink, so that was proving hard for me as a solution.



I changed from cows milk to goats milk and this did relieve the problem greatly.... I didn't put her back on cows milk until she was 2 and she is ok now :o)



 



Hope this helps :o)

Sandy - posted on 02/20/2009

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HI Nicole, I have an 8 year old boy who is still having problems going for a poo - he has had it since a baby. We have tried all the advice given below plus more. If you are still concerned take her to the Doctor - you do not want it to become a major issue. If she goes on for too long she can loose sensation and not feel the urge to go - it is the body's response to long term constipation. I am not trying to scare you, just letting you know that sometimes it is not a quick fix solution.

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I have my daughter drink some prune juice every day.  And lots of water.She has trouble with dairy.  If it gets too bad I have her drink a little a.m and p.m.  Good luck.

Sherry - posted on 02/19/2009

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Try another type of milk,  Almond milk is really great stuff and if you are worried about the calcium, there are so many better ways to get it. a balanced diet with lots of fruits and low nitrate veggies ( veggies with high nitrates make them gassy, not good til they have teeth..but things like broccoli, spinich are high nitrate..) 



calcium is naturally found in nuts , (almonds) leafy greens, molasses, salmon (with bones like the canned kind) . vitamin D is needed to break it down as well.



I have never had my son on cow's milk, it makes them mucasy, hence all the runny nosed kids..he is very healthy and many chidlren are allergic to cow's milk, it is hard for their little bodies to break that calicum down as it is not in it's natural form..Almond milk has been a wonderful replacement, high in calcium and the fatty acids they need, and really the best habit to start them on early is to drink water for thirst and have milk with snack or on cereal..



Hope this helps, research milk, it is not all it is cracked up to be, people can do just fine without it, in fact many have no choice...the meat & dairy association funded the canada food guide after all  ;)

Cari - posted on 02/19/2009

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I used the baby food bannas and prunes my son loved it and it works awesome:) we just would give him one jar every 2nd day...kept him regular. You don't want to have her having to strain all the time as it can lead to fissures and other problems, also water to drink will help too.

Rikki - posted on 02/19/2009

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have you tried give her a bottle of water with brown sugar in it 200ml of water to 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. I found that mashed bananas also helped with my son.

Heidi - posted on 02/19/2009

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1/2 cup of Gerber Pear juice found in baby isle of the grocery store. All 3 of mine went through this. And for the 1st poo....the tip of a child suppository. Best of luck! ps: My firstborn had to have the pear juice until his 2nd birthday, may take a bit for the milk adjustment.

Andrea - posted on 02/19/2009

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Try Goat's milk. It's the closest to mother's milk and has smaller molecules to digest. Gradually mix it in with cow's milk until she is just on the goat's milk.

Andrea - posted on 02/19/2009

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Make sure she is not drinking more the 4 8oz cups a day as that can cause constipation. She can have lots of water. Yogurt and fresh fruit will help too.

Melanie - posted on 02/19/2009

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i have a problem which is at the other end ov the scale.... my baby..caitlyn..is 17months and she is lactose intolerent...she has been on special baby formular which is on prescription only...but im running out ov ideas on what to feed her...any ideas... if i dont feed her the correct food she has the runs badly...and she is sometimes sick..... HELP PLS!!!!! XX

Amanda - posted on 02/19/2009

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you can try a can of carnation cream to one can of water it helps there bowls move alot easier...and warm it up it will make her bowls move within an hour or two

Amanda - posted on 02/19/2009

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you can try a can of carnation cream to one can of water it helps there bowls move alot easier...and warm it up it will make her bowls move within an hour or two

Aby - posted on 02/19/2009

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I went with 2% as my kids had problems also, the doctors we not happy, but it helped them and they liked it better than whole milk, still drink 2% to this day.

Lynn - posted on 02/19/2009

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give ur baby a little diluted fresh orange juice and drinks of water worked wonders for my daughter

Charlotte - posted on 02/19/2009

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also try some brown sugar in some boiled water, i asked my doc about it, he told me to do that and it worked brill :D

Nicole - posted on 02/19/2009

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Did you go from Breast Milk to Cows Milk?  If that's the case then either water down the milk or switch it to 2%.  Apparently 2% is the closest consistency to breastmilk verses homo.  (My kids hate homo, even when they were babies and my Ped. told me to go right to 2%).



 



You may want to consider that bebe is lactose intolerant, a very real possibility and go to health food store to find the best alternative to milk.  We're the only animal in the entire kingdom that drinks milk from another species, so it's not surprising that so many people are  intolerant to milk products.



 



Finally, make sure she's not eating alot of banana's (I made a huge mistake with my youngest when he was 6mths and didn't know what I was doing, only knew he liked banana's...7 days no poop...I don't have to tell you what happened on the 8th...it wasn't pretty)...



 



Careful with any juices you're giving because even natural juice has extremely high sugar contents.  Natural sugar is sugar none the less.  I used to do 70% water to 30% juice right up until both my boys hit 3.



 



Good luck...

Angela - posted on 02/19/2009

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Take her off the milk there is a reason why cats are the only animal that drinks milk after being weined, dairy can be very painful for kids with Autism, its the casein protein. they cant digest it properly, called the leaky gut

Angela - posted on 02/19/2009

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Take her off the milk there is a reason why cats are the only animal that drinks milk after being weined, dairy can be very painful for kids with Autism, its the casein protein. they cant digest it properly, called the leaky gut

Krystal - posted on 02/19/2009

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Same thing happened to my son, he would lay on the floor and cry and cry. It was heartbreaking. All I could do (since he needed the milk) was up his fiber/veggie intake. It helped a lot. He loves broccoli so it was pretty easy.

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You might want to try Goats milk instead, easier to digest for the stomach. Try Juice Plus+ chewables or gummies, you will receive 17 fruits/veggies a day, especially if your child doesn't eat many fruits/veggies. My friend son who had a terrible problem with constipation and tried everything is now a very happy 9 year old that goes to the bathroom like clock work, without changing his diet... Berries have a lot of fiber as well. Drink more water as well, our bodies are 70% water and need to be hydrated. Hugs N Health, Marita Holistic Nutritionist

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Desiree - posted on 02/19/2009

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Your daughter is probably lactose-intolerant. Mine was. Try Lactaid whole milk. I bet she gets better in days. Use it for 6 months, then gradually try to put for back on cow's milk by her 2nd b-day. Hope this helps.

Glenda - posted on 02/19/2009

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go to the pharmacy and ask for a product called Bio Gaia, it is a probiotic needs to be kept in the fridge. The pharmacist may need to order it for you. I started my daughter on it as an infant wish i would have known about it with my first child too. www.biogaia.com

Deanna - posted on 02/19/2009

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my daughter used to do the same thing and I used to give her apple juice everyday to keep her regular.  I also use to get baby senecot (ask pharmacist) and add it to her mild.  It had a chocolate flaver.  She eventually out grew it.  I also noticed she ate alot of things with cheese in it so I cut back a littel.  I hope this can work for ya.

Angel - posted on 02/19/2009

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try soy milk or milk of magnesiea that's what the docs did when my son was an infant

Sherrie - posted on 02/19/2009

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When my daughter had a hard time having a bowel movement, I gave her apple juice every day and she no longer has problems.  So, I suggest apple juice and plenty of water.  It really does help.

Lisa - posted on 02/19/2009

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hey hope you have this sorted but if you dont my stepson had this problem we took him to the docs who gave us some cream to numb his bum and suggested mixing small amounts of bran in his food did the trick!

Evangeline - posted on 02/19/2009

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Try giving her Prune juice cut half and half with water. Or you can try a Tablespoon of corn syrup in her milk. My doctors reconmended both when my daughter was diagnosed Lactose Intollerant and had troubles because of the Soya Formula she was on.

Diana - posted on 02/19/2009

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my daughter had the same problem and still does and she is almost 4! i use to give her olive oil or mineral oil (1 spoon a day) and it helped her go... i also heard orange juice is good. alos, if she likes prunes i would try that. hope this helps ; ).

Aimee - posted on 02/19/2009

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giver her a dose of infracol it worked or my daughter, and a warm bath when she needs to go cos it will help her.

Tammy - posted on 02/19/2009

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Prune Juice every day. Aslo, try increasing or adding more fibre in her daily menu. Perhaps try some cereal like Shreddies. Give her a bunch to eat every day. My son loves them and he has no problems pooping. Or Frosted Flakes.

Christy - posted on 02/19/2009

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When my daughter had this problem I would give some prune juice. That helped out a lot!

Molly - posted on 02/19/2009

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We just went to the doctor for this. I'm sure you have a thousand good suggestions, but I'll post what the pedi told me when I asked for her best advice.



She said to choose either mineral oil or milk of magnesia. Give two tablespoons twice a day (my son is two and weighs about 29 lbs). I chose milk of magnesia because I think I read somewhere that mineral oil was not healthy to ingest.



Secondly, take either watermelon, cantalope, or honeydew and puree it. Add some yogurt and feed once a day.



Lastly, I am allergic to milk. I have to subsitute with rice milk. I know they really fortify these drinks. Maybe you should ask your doctor if there is something you could switch her to.



Hope this helped.



Third, for immediate relief try suppositories or a fleets enema. The enema is only if it gets really bad.

Molly - posted on 02/19/2009

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We just went to the doctor for this. I'm sure you have a thousand good suggestions, but I'll post what the pedi told me when I asked for her best advice.



She said to choose either mineral oil or milk of magnesia. Give two tablespoons twice a day (my son is two and weighs about 29 lbs). I chose milk of magnesia because I think I read somewhere that mineral oil was not healthy to ingest.



Secondly, take either watermelon, cantalope, or honeydew and puree it. Add some yogurt and feed once a day.



Lastly, I am allergic to milk. I have to subsitute with rice milk. I know they really fortify these drinks. Maybe you should ask your doctor if there is something you could switch her to.



Hope this helped.



Third, for immediate relief try suppositories or a fleets enema. The enema is only if it gets really bad.

Christine - posted on 02/19/2009

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I've always added dark Karo syrup to my children;s whole milk for awhile,its always helped.

Tammy - posted on 02/19/2009

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I would alternate with juice ..say in the morning give milk then later give friut juice etc....

Kim - posted on 02/19/2009

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same probklem for a long time with my babies I used the kayro syrup as well and it was the miricle cure and my peditrician actually recomended me to do this yeah!!!!

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my son went the same way if not allergic give her oranges because their bowels get addicted to prunes they become depended on it to pooh and oranges are high in fiber

Toni - posted on 02/19/2009

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u can try a teaspoon of brown sugar in the milk works the same as coloxyl drops

Claire - posted on 02/19/2009

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My daughter had the same problem more fluids like juice or water are good but grapes are good to!! Banana's are not as they bind you up. But also i ended up taking my daughter to the doctors and he prescribed Lactolose which is a lacative to help her go more easily. But only use it when you know she has not been for a while dont use it all the time as she will become dependant on it! Hope ive helped you may have solved the problem by now but thought id add my two pence worth!!

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Hi, so sorry to hear about the little tyke.  I think the thing that worked the best for my daughter is kiwi fruit and little to no bananas.  Yogurt (all natural no sugar, whole milk) is also a natural balancer.  Great for moms too!  Good luck!  I hope it all works out.

Melissa - posted on 02/18/2009

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My now 12-year old son had the same problem once I switched him from milk-based formula to cow's milk. He was HORRIBLY constipated and had SEVERE gastrointestinal distress. His stools were so hard and impacted I had to manually pull them out of his bottom. It was a horrible experience for both of us. If I had known any better (I was 18) I would have switched him to soymilk or another alternative. He has a lactose allergy that he still has today.

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My daughter is the same age, but has had a problem with hard BMs most of her life. I tried everything, but found the easiest, most efficient, and most effective method was to give her a few ounces of prune juice in with her regular juice (ex. 2 oz prune, 2 oz apple). I do it daily just to keep her consistent because if I skip a day she usually has a hard one again. Also, if you notice her having a hard time, I will just a q-tip with petroleum jelly to help it out...totally gross, but you just want to help them get over it. Good luck!

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wow...are you even more confused now?  I would use soy milk and aloe vera juice (which is tasteless and softens the bowels).  Talk to a nutritionist at a health food store.  I find that they can be the best help especially with natural and preservative free products for our babies and our own bodies.

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