Hard BM

Deundra - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 1 year is having trying going number 2. I called a nurse and she said to give her suppositories, but my baby some how pushes it out of her butt. When she has to go #2 she clamp down so to speak and tries to push. I took her pamper off it saw her trying to push out poop to big to come out. She stop trying and I greased her bum and give her another suppositories and now I'm walking around holding her naked butt in my hand trying let this thing do its job. Am I doing something wrong and what else can I do?

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Kristin - posted on 06/02/2010

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I don't know about the Karo thing, but with both of my boys when they've had a tough time we've done all or some of the following.



Stay away from anything in the BRAT diet; bananas, rice, apple products, toast (crackers). It's all good for post vomiting and diarrhea, but GAWD-awful for constipation.

Warm baths, exercise (walking, running around, bicycling legs, kicking; all age and mobility dependent), massage (be sure you know which direction to run as can make worse; doc, nurse, or massage therapist can tell/demonstrate for you), increase both liquids (some fruit juices) and fiber in diet (oatmeal, pit fruits-dried or fresh, melon, tomato), some kind of greasy foods, and let gravity help.



Call your doctor before administering suppositories, stool softeners, and laxatives. Dosage is absolutely key here and some may just not be appropriate at all. Good luck, hope this resolves soon.

Erica - posted on 06/02/2010

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My daughter has had BM issues since birth (she's 1) Every doctor and dietition I've sees has told me that apples and Apple juice are actually binding! Same with Yogart and anything Dairy. Just thought I'd Throw that out there!

Joanna - posted on 06/02/2010

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My daughter recently had a super hard BM and we had the same problem, it was SO big (I could see it just sitting in there). I called a friend who's always had this problem with her son. She suggested I give my daughter a big glass of apple juice, let her snack on some prunes, and then take a Q-tip, dip the end in VAseline, andjust rub it around the very inside of the anus (don't stick it in too far, just a tiny bit to get some vaseline in the opening). It worked great!!

Lisa - posted on 06/02/2010

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KARO SYRUP- works wonders and won't make things runny like prunes and apples and such.

Erica - posted on 06/02/2010

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Try feeding high fiber, like papayas, baked beans, highfiber applesauce, highfiber oatmeal. If the supository isn't working call doc and ask for a stool softner. Also look up baby massages. There are Massages that will help baby have a BM. Hope this helps!

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Brittiny - posted on 06/07/2010

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Oh, how I feel your pain! My middle child is very bowel-sensitive also, it's so heartbreaking! Fiber in the diet makes a world of difference, as well as drinking lots of water and having lots of activity. I would be careful with using the suppositories, it's very common to become dependent. I personally have never tried the Karo, but I have a fair amount of respect for those home remedies passed down through the generations. We also have to limit our little miss's dairy intake - which is a shame because she loves her milk and cheese! Once little one is over 2 years, I have found that there is an over the counter fiber supplement (in gummy form) made by pedia-lax and it has been a gift from above - the recommended dose is 3 gummies in divided doses, but we give her one a day and it helps tremendously to keep her regular. Good luck!

Deundra - posted on 06/02/2010

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wish I had asked this question before I went to the store so I could have bought some Karo syrup because my mom told me bout that before, but I called her last night and she didn't tell me to get that and it was awhile ago when I first heard about the Karo syrup thing, so I totally forgot. Anyways thanks a bunch to everyone.

Christina - posted on 06/02/2010

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When my son was a month old he had the same problem. I mixed baby food peaches with water in his bottle and that helped loosen things up. Hope this helps.

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