One year old always cries when she poops

Malerie - posted on 02/25/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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She cries every time she poops and when it comes out its really big. And she humps a lot like if something is bother her, but she mostly does it when we are putting her to bed. I've gave her white grape juice and even changed her milk to 2% and I was wondering if there is anything else I can do to help my poor mamas... =( warm baths sometimes works but not really... ( first time stressed mom) I'm taking her to the doctor tomorrow.

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Sarah - posted on 03/03/2013

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I would first try adding in some prunes and prune juice if you can. Try to have a high in fiber diet. Your doc will have some good information for you too. One thing we had to do with my daughter is add in Miralax to her daily diet. I would say try the natural way first. We had tried everything natural but she was still screaming and having a hard time. Our doc had told us some kids have a good sense of their bodies and will actually try to hold it in because it hurts to push it out. After hearing that we realized that when we thought she was "trying" to go....would grunt and act like she was trying to push it out she was really trying to keep it in. Since your body does not let you hold it in forever she would scream both out of fear and pain when she did poop. Our doc said that what we needed to do is to make it soft enough that she could not hold it in. Our doc had said to do 1/4 of what the Miralax bottle said. She said to just mix it with her milk (it has no taste and disolves) and to do this daily. With in a few days it worked!!!! We continue to use it daily because she is still needing it daily. As her body grows and she gets older we will be able to control it naturally.

Madame - posted on 02/26/2013

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Probably putting a lot more fiber in her diet will probably help to loosen the stool. It probably hurts her because she is constipated and the poop is hard to push out. Try giving her some prunes, beans and avocado.

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Calandra - posted on 01/13/2016

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These are the symptoms of constipation and the best thing I used for this problem for my baby was babies magic tea.

Liv - posted on 03/09/2013

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We had to put ours on miralax. Hers became so severe. She would cry frantically :( The pediatrician was worried she would get anxiety with pooping so we tried this avenue first. It has worked like a charm. Hope your baby feels better.

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