Child is holding her number two's

Sarah - posted on 01/08/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is 2 years 3 months old. I thought she was getting constipation (or so I thought) for the past Id say 6-9 months or so. I have found out now 100% that she is holding her bowel movements. I had previously thought that she was actually trying to go but after her getting so blocked up I have learnt for sure this is what she has been doing. This holding in seems to have got worse since the arrival of her brother (6 months). I am now giving her daily doses of lactulose and movicol to get things going (10mls day and night) and a sachet of Movicol. She is still fighting it. I just dont know what to do I am so scared that this is going to continue for years- has anyone ever suffered from this short term- I can not find any success stories from this.


Jill - posted on 01/08/2014




Words of encouragement and there is a great book called Everyone poops. That is age appropriate and shows cute animals that may encourage her to know it is normal and natural. Good luck.

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