Posted in Child's Health, Toddlers

15 month old scared to poop and haven’t gone for 3 days

Anonymous

We transition my daughter from nutramigen to Lactaid (Monday) since she was cleared with milk allergy last week. So since Monday she haven’t poop yet besides a tiny marble poop this afternoon. I know she wants to poop but too scared because she was super constipated before so I think she knows that it’s gonna be painful. She tries to push, a lot of times today but nothing happened but she farts okay especially when she’s sleeping at night. She stopped eating bread, she only eats noodles and for some reason she loves the carrots in the noodles. (Main meals) I tried giving her homemade peanut butter bars since the allergy doctor said give her 2 teaspoons of PB a day which she doesn’t like even if I put it in waffles, crackers etc. I give her prune juice and water every morning with cereal, noodles, graham crackers and sometimes in afternoon I give her apple juice. I even put water in her bottle just to measure and make sure she has enough water. Tried giving Miralax with apple juice this morning, didn’t even bother trying it again. **very picky eater Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

  • Valerie
    Dec 05

    Try a warmer than usual bath. For some reason, this always seems to help my kid, and stay away from miralax. It’s been linked to psychotic disturbances in kids. A little constipation is not worth that side effect, IMO.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 05

    Thanks Valerie

  • Kelly
    Dec 05

    If at all possible cut out the noodles, cereal, etc for a few days. Processed grains are stool firming foods. Increase water intake, plus select fruit (peaches/pears/prunes/raisins) Avoid apples and bananas, carrots and potatoes. This is a helpful chart. :)

  • Anna
    Dec 06

    Yes, my kid withheld poop and would be constipated because of it for a long time. I swear by pear juice, if she’ll drink it-just be careful you don’t give TOO much!

  • Julie
    Dec 06

    So I deal with constipation pretty much daily. My daughter has been chronically constipated since she started solids!! She also had a dairy intolerance but hated nutramigen so she had to drink alimentum for supplementation her whole first year. Anyway I’ve found the four best things for my daughters constipation have been: First, to constantly offer her fresh fruits (avoid bananas). The best fresh fruits for her were pears, cherries, and watermelon. Second, I try my darndest to get her to eat dried apricots or prunes daily. Some days she’s into it and some days she’s not. Also offer raisins, dried cranberries, etc. Third, probiotics. I cannot underestimate the value of a good probiotic!! Especially as you transition to regular milk. The hydrolyzed formulas we had our babies on were a lot easier to digest than regular cows milk. The probiotics work great. We use the infant one by Klaire Labs. I mix it into her milk but if your day likes yogurt you can mix it in that as well. The fourth thing that I’ve only just started doing is replacing any butters or cooking oils I use with virgin coconut oil. About 15% of coconut oil is composed of a type of fatty chain that helps loosen stools. If I’m not planning to cook or use oils that day I put a quarter teaspoon into my daughters food or milk. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature so you may have to warm her milk if that’s how you decide to feed it to her.

  • Julie
    Dec 06

    Oh, and obviously water for hydration. I have a sippy of water always in her reach and offer it to her if I’ve noticed she hasn’t drank in awhile.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 06

    Thanks everyone! I’m gonna try to cut down the noodles hopefully she’ll eat whatever’s in the table. I’m getting tired of the noodles as well. I just need to step up on my cooking. 😅

  • G Nat
    Dec 10

    Have you tried pedialax stool softener? Just to get out of this cycle and get things going again? Once the kiddos experience the pain of constipation they get scared to try again.... I’ve found the softeners to be helpful in that way. Talk to pediatrician but they say taking them on a regular basis is ok too, I think....