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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Tammy - posted on 02/16/2009

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If the fruit idea does not help. Stop all dairy and talk to the Dr about putting her on Miralax. Same thing happened with my daughter and nothing helped but the miralax. She no longers cries when she poops and it isnt bloody murder to get her to go in there now.

Akeila - posted on 02/16/2009

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MY OLDEST ACTUALLY HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AS A BABY UNTIL I STARTED GIVING HER MIRALAX IT WORKS RELLY GOOD.

Kellie - posted on 02/16/2009

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Try putting brown karo syrup in the cup / bottle just about a teaspoon ..My daughter was the same way and it worked on her ....give it a try cant hurt and try some mineral oil that will help to where it wont hurt coming out give her a tablespoon of that she wont like it so put it with some juice or water...this is what our doctor told us GOOD LUCK .....kellie

Stephanie - posted on 02/16/2009

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Try diluting the whole milk or try 1% or 2%. Talk to your daughters Pediatrician before trying anything new. I hope it works out for the both of you. Good Luck!

Rebecca - posted on 02/16/2009

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Give her Myralax. It is safe and effective. My daughter was born with out a way of going to the bathroom and had a colostomy bag until she was a few months old and she had a surgery to fix it, now she goes like any other normal person. She will always have a constipation problem,but...they put her on the medication soon as she came home from her surgery. It really helps her tp be regular. It is now a over the counter med.Walmart carries it.

Sheri - posted on 02/16/2009

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One of my brothers twins suffered the same way it was awful. She has tried a few differnet laxatives that didn't work but now she is on one that is wonderful. I will try to find out the name for you. She has been the very best ever since

Courtney - posted on 02/16/2009

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The same thing happened to my son, I give him a jar of prunes or prune juice everyday, and I also put acidophilus in his milk. Its a little capsule that I break open and dump it in, its just the natural bacteria found in yogurt and all that, but really helps them stay regular. It helps maintain intestinal health. It really works for us!

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Don't know if it was mentioned yet but did you try Goat's Milk instead? It is supposed to be much easier to digest. I put my son on that first and it seemed to agree with him . Then we gradually switched to cow's milk. Is she ok with other dairy products? Maybe she's lactose intolerant. Milk and dairy are not necessary for goos nutrition. You can give he a liquid Vitamin D3 supplement and a clacium supplement to get those nutrients. Hope this helps :)

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My son had the same issue, it was painful for everyone esp. him. I put him on Soy milk instead and that fixed it. Vanilla 8th continent is his fav. He's 4 now and if he gets to much milk in his diet it's the same. Good luck

Delia - posted on 02/16/2009

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WHAT I MEAN IS iMMATURE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. APPLE JUICE NOT GOOD .. YOU MANY THINGS. CAN DO .. I WOULD GO FOR UPPER giI.. GGET IT CHCK OUT.. BECAUSE I TRY DIFFERENT MILK AFTER ONE YEARS OLD. I FIND OUT HE WASNT READY FOR IT

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both of my kids have the exact same problem so now i wont give my 4 year old more than a cup a day, and my 9 month old is on soy milk. its the lactose in it

Delia - posted on 02/16/2009

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hI. DID YOU EVER GO TO SPECIALIST ?? UPPER GI. sOMETIME IT IS NOT MILK.. IT MIGHT HAVE TO DO IMMATURE INTEST?? SOMETHIUNG WITH STOMACH NOT READY TO GROW. MY SON HAD THE SAME THING. WE ARE DOING WHEAT NOW.. GO FOR HELP TRUST ME YOU WILL FEEL RELIEF

Tammy - posted on 02/16/2009

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put a half teaspoon kero syrup in her bottle twice a day till it starts to get better then half teaspoon like every other day then you can kind of see where shes at by then

Monika - posted on 02/16/2009

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What I would reccommend, is stopping for a month or so and then try her on it again. Sometimes it's just an immature digestive system and it just needs a little more time before it can handle it.



You can try soy or another alternative to milk products. I had to switch my daughter over to soy because she spat up so much on milk formula. He little body couldn't digest it at all!



 

Deborah - posted on 02/16/2009

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I know someone who says put a sliver of bar soap up her bum and she should be able to go shortly there after. It always worked for my mother-in-law.

Deborah - posted on 02/16/2009

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I know someone who says put a sliver of bar soap up her bum and she should be able to go shortly there after. It always worked for my mother-in-law.

Ida - posted on 02/16/2009

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Maybe she is not getting enough water?  If she is, then try giving her prune juice.

Josie - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hello, try stopping diary foods and swapping to soy products or you can try rice milk or even goats milk she called have allergies or an intolerance to milk and thats why she is having such a hard time!

Stephanie - posted on 02/16/2009

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my little girl s on movicol from doctor. lactolose works not too bad very short term but movicol is much much better

Amanda - posted on 02/16/2009

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hi Nicole i had a baby who struggled going for #2 try squeezing a fresh orange 1oz and boiling hot water 3oz that worked great for my daughter. It may take a week or so but just keep it up first thing in the morning and befor bed just get a couple ounces down the baby it is awful seeing them in pain i know i used to sit and cry with my daughter they were like golf balls she was pooping out.

Vicki - posted on 02/16/2009

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My son, now 8 had the same problem.  It went on for way too long, and resulted in him holding his b.m. for fear of the pain.  Finally I tried lactose free milk, which helped.  Also, his pediatrician prescribed Miralax which he took daily for over a year.  Miralax is now available without a prescription.  It's a matter of trial and error to find the exact right dose for your child.  Eventually, Jack was able to poop without fear anymore, and was taken off miralax.  Another thing we did, to prevent constipation, was orchestrate an attempt of pooping into his daily routine.   When he said he didn't need to go, we'd offer to reward him to just sit there and gently try for 3 minutes.  Often times, he ended up pooping, which made everyone happy too.



 

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This has worked for all my childrenand my granddaughter, Clear Karo syrup!  If they got constipated I was told by my grandmother to put enough karo syrup in the bottom of the bottle or in their cup.  Just a little bit, then shake it up with the milk to dissolve.  Usually in a day your child has relief.  Do it for a coulpe days after that. 



Sometimes old grandmothers recipes are better than chemicals!



Good Luck 

Stacie - posted on 02/16/2009

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My little guy had the same problem, we cut back on the milk and gave him more juice and water, and warm baths help sometimes, but cut back on the milk and it works.

Deb - posted on 02/16/2009

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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 goat's milk. We tried soy milk when my kids were young and boy was that a mistake. We found out later that a lot of kids have allaergies to soy.

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009

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Did you take your baby off of formula cold turkey and just switch to milk or did you slowly mix formula with milk over a period of time?

Sandi - posted on 02/16/2009

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I would take him off cow's milk and put him on soy milk. My son could not digest regular milk and was allergic to it, it also has too much iron in it.

Sandi - posted on 02/16/2009

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I would take him off cow's milk and put him on soy milk. My son could not digest regular milk and was allergic to it, it also has too much iron in it.

Candace - posted on 02/16/2009

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Lots of water, fruit and veggies; fruit with seeds such as kiwi; raspeberries; blueberries are excellent for constipation...if it's really bad like my son; u can get a syprup called "Lactulose" over the counter from the pharmacy that will help but you have to be consistent with it....dont leave the constipation too long without getting it fixed cause it can lead to bigger problems as she gets older...

Shannon - posted on 02/16/2009

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Again, I know goats milk sounds strange, check out opras site and get a link to dr. oz

and you can ask question there and get answers too. I wouldn't want to use the syrup it is way to much sugar, do you use yogart? it is a good thing.

Shannon - posted on 02/16/2009

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When my son was constipated I just put a teaspoon or two of Karo syrup in his bottle and he was able to go normally. Plus he loved it because it was sweet. I used it VERY sparingly because I didn't want him getting too much sugar.

Shannon - posted on 02/16/2009

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try goats milk, it's very easy on the tummy, My cousin has used it in place of cow's milk and it works great. Dr. Oz even said to use it. how much better it is for the children and adults.

Kerry - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hey,



My son had that problem and I just didn't know where to turn!  Whilst visiting the doctors for something else I just happend to mention about the constipation, and that I found Orange Juice had helped on a few occasions, she said to give Orange Juice every day (PURE).  Alot of people comment on it being harsh on their tummies but my doctor said it would be ok and he is doing just fine and is 2yrs 4mths and he loves it.  We haven't had any problems since that day,  it keeps him regular!!!  If not then Syrup of Figs is gr8 and fine to give her, but it tastes foul so good luck with getting her to take it.  However give the OJ a go it will work i'm sure. Make sure you give it a few days as it takes a couple of days to pass through - But I would say 99% gauantee it will work.



Good Luck x

Jo - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hi,we had the exact same problem with both our children.the drs gave us all sorts of laxatives but made no difference.with our eldest we gave her prune juice and that worked great but them rotted her teath! so when my yongest had the same problem i steared clear and put him on soya milk and it worked wonderes.hope it gets better soon x

Ulanda - posted on 02/16/2009

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Cook up fresh pruns and give her the juice to drink also add a teaspoon of butter to her (diet) cerial and milk it acts as a lubricant.

Linda - posted on 02/16/2009

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hi try goats milk its easier to digest than cows milk, and i think it tastes better

Adrienne - posted on 02/15/2009

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My 20 month old has always had a hard time pooping since introduced to cows milk. Hard rabbit poop we called it. Everyone said make sure he drinks lots of water or eat the right diet and so on. Nothing worked for the longest time. We started him on multi vitamin drops for infants to toddlers and he has been starting to poop what doctors call "normal".

Sabrina - posted on 02/15/2009

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Hi Nicole



My daughter had the same problem I put her on Silk Soy milk and it helped she's now 18 months and on regular cows milk . I think she was just to little still for cows milk. Was your baby on regular formula? She was on soy bcuz she couldn't handle regular she would throw up all the time. Hope that helps ya!

Shanan - posted on 02/15/2009

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This is a viscious cycle that they get in when they start having trouble pooping-they with-hold and it gets worse and even more painful. Easiest thing to do I buy a bottle of DARK Karo syrup-has to be the dark. Just put 1-2 tablespoons in their juice or milk once or twice a day and see how it works for them. It is really an easy way to break that cycle that so many toddlers get into. It isounds too easy but it really does work.

Shanan - posted on 02/15/2009

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This is a viscious cycle that they get in when they start having trouble pooping-they with-hold and it gets worse and even more painful. Easiest thing to do I buy a bottle of DARK Karo syrup-has to be the dark. Just put 1-2 tablespoons in their juice or milk once or twice a day and see how it works for them. It is really an easy way to break that cycle that so many toddlers get into. It isounds too easy but it really does work.

Shanan - posted on 02/15/2009

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This is a viscious cycle that they get in when they start having trouble pooping-they with-hold and it gets worse and even more painful. Easiest thing to do I buy a bottle of DARK Karo syrup-has to be the dark. Just put 1-2 tablespoons in their juice or milk once or twice a day and see how it works for them. It is really an easy way to break that cycle that so many toddlers get into. It isounds too easy but it really does work.

Shanan - posted on 02/15/2009

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This is a viscious cycle that they get in when they start having trouble pooping-they with-hold and it gets worse and even more painful. Easiest thing to do I buy a bottle of DARK Karo syrup-has to be the dark. Just put 1-2 tablespoons in their juice or milk once or twice a day and see how it works for them. It is really an easy way to break that cycle that so many toddlers get into. It isounds too easy but it really does work.

Stacie - posted on 02/15/2009

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I don't know about the Karo...moms know their own babies best so I couldn't say it didn't help for some, but Karo is corn syrup and sugar is well-known for exacerbating constipation because the body pulls water out of the large intestine to help process the sugar (which is why too much regular soda can make you constipated -- lots of corn syrup). Dairy in itself can also be constipating, so that could be a factor too -- cheese is notorious so be careful if that's part of her diet. Blueberries and prunes are natural laxatives but too much can cause upset tummies and gas. Is it possible to water it down or gradually increase the ratio of cow's milk to whatever her body is used to (breast milk or formula)? I thought the other moms who suggested extra fruits & veggies are right on the money, too. I'm not a medical professional but I was on a medication that gave me fits with this for 10 years so I have had the "hard to poop" coversation MANY times with MANY prescribers. If nothing helps, don't let it go too long before you ask the doc; chronic severe constipation can cause injury.

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