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Daughter Constipated Past
Define constipation: A month old baby that is breast fed can have a little stool every feed or one overflow diaper every 7-10 days. If it is soft when he goes it is not constipation & needs no rx. If he is formula fed, and passing hard pellets, you can use juice.1oz of apple or prune juice 1-2x/day will help most. ...Read more
That depends....: Sometimes mommies say their baby is constipated when the baby is grunting, turning red and crying, then having a soft bowel movement. That's not constipation, it's learning to use the belly muscles to push out the poop. If the baby is not uncomfortable and the poop is coming out soft, don't do anything. If the baby is uncomfortable and the poop is coming out like little marbles, see your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter is about a month old and I has been constipated for the past 3days what or should I do?
My daughter is 3 yrs 4 months has develop constipation for last one month what can I do help her in this situation?
See below: Reduce fatty food intake like some dairy foods like cheese, and excessive milk. Also, start to increase fruit and vegetables in the diet. Some fruit juices may help as well. To help loosen and soften stool, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is beneficial and a dose of 1 gram per kilogram of weight once a day is appropriate to start. ...Read more
Constipation infant: Add sorbitol-containing juices (eg, apple, prune, or pear). If your child has already started solid foods, fruit purees can be used. Increasing fiber content of the infant’s solid foods is also recommended including multi-grain or barley cereal instead of rice cereal and pureed peas or prunes. Infrequent use of glycerin suppositories for very hard stool in the rectum. ...Read more
Diet: Make sure diet includes fiber rich fruits and vegetables. I also recommend pear juice for constipated kids, just until the constipation resolves and then just as needed afterwards. I'm not a fan of a lot of juice as an every day thing, as they generally have a lot of sugar and very little nutritional value-kids are better off eating the fruit. ...Read more
My daughter gets constipated a lot how often can I give her lactose weekly? I give her it morning & night but how many days in a week? She's 1 ty
My 2 year older daughter seems to be constipated. She won’t go to the loo. She refuses 2 eat prunes. How else can I relieve her of the pain she is in?
Hi. My 18 month old daughter has constipation. It seems to be happening often. She is currently in pain. What can I do to help her now. Thank you Jay?
What can I give my 5 month daughter for constipation. Her poo is very hard like pellets and she struggles?
3 year old daughter hsd rectal relapse. Has some constipation issues. Taking miralex for 3 days. How to proceed what to expect?
Hi I m very worried about mu little daughter she is 2 years old and have very swere constipation from birth plz tell me what can I do for her????,,
Child constipation: Causes - diet (not enough fluid and fiber, too much dairy), slow intestinal motility, stool withholding because of pain or fear of pooping, Hirschsprung's Disease, thyroid problems. These are the main causes but there are plenty of others. Regarding treatment, increase water and fiber intake and start Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1-2 times per day to increase water content of stool (see other answers on treatment) ...Read more
My 13 year old daughter poops her pants constantly. What could be wrong with her she has had issues with constipation but will not take any medicine
Before: Before trying to answer this- does she have fecal smearing in her underwear or does she defecate in her underpants with full stools? ...Read more
Cystitis: It is very unlikely that constipation will cause cystitis. The straining at stool may create pressure on the bladder resulting in symptoms suggestive of cystitis. Investigating the cause of the chronic constipation might be helpful. Dietary changes may alleviate this. See a pediatric urologist and hope she is better soon. ...Read more
My daughter is 1w old & has been consipated for 3d and fussy. Is there any natural ways to help relive her constipation?
Constipation: I am sorry your daughter is uncomfortable. This is a very common newborn issue. However, before an answer can be given, more history would be needed. Specifically, what the baby is being fed and how often. These are things you can discuss with your pediatrician who will have plenty of good advice for you. ...Read more
My 15mon old daughter has been severely constipated for about 2 weeks. How much of littletummy's laxative can we give her?
My daughter is 30 days old and she pooped only day before yesterday afternoon. Is that a problem? Will tat be a constipation problem?
HOW'S HER APPETITE?:
If you newborn is not having regular stools it could be her diet. Are you feeding her foods other than her formula and how often? . Is she having any discomfort? When she has a stool is it soft? There are many factors which can constribute to contstipation.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more
What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.
Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them. ...Read more
I give my daughter magnesium to take as a laxative because she is always constipated, it's almost chronic. Is this a good idea?
I think my 3 year old daughter has been constipated for 2 weeks. She tried passing a hard stool tonight but it was to big to come out. What do I do?
Diet changes: Increase her water intake. Add more p- fruits like peach, pear, plum, prune, pineapple, papaya, pomegranate, pumpkin, and peas. You can consider smooth move tea (1/3 cup) a day til get her to poop. Vaseline on her anus to keep it from tearing when she needs to pass a large poop. If nothing is helping contact her pediatrician for more help. ...Read more
My daughter has been taking levamisol for the last 18 months and has now finished them as told to my the doctor but since stopping she's constipated.
My 16 mont old daughter has been very constipated for the past couple days and has extremely hard, pebble like white stools. She is otherwise healthy.?
Constipation: Make sure she is drinking plenty of water. Give her foods that are high in fiber - lots of vegetables and fruit. Prunes and prune juice really can be very helpful. Limit grains - wheat (bread and pasta) especially. Give mostly fresh, unprocessed foods - avoid foods that come in a box. ...Read more
My 4year old daughter has been suffering on and off with clay/ white stools for a year, can this be caused by her constipation?
What's d best alternative milk I should give my 4 yrs old daughter with severe constipation & backpain. Been suffering since early 2011?
My daughter was complaining last night of her stomach hurting, on and off all night, thought she was constipated, but nownshe has a lg temp, dr visit?
Low grade temp: Just watch for now. I guess the better question is how old she is at the moment. That could change things. ...Read more
My 18 month daughter has been constipated for a day and a half, and vomitted up part of her lunch today, I've given apple and cranberry juice no help?
Call pediatrician: This really needs to be addressed by the pediatrician with a physical examination to determine the full extent of what is going on. I wouldn't even give advice over this forum as I have not examined your daughter...Which is the most important thing that needs to happen here. ...Read more
5 year old daughter has had intense pain in lower left side for over an hour. No other symptoms. Have taken pepto and drinking water. Constipation?
My daughter is currently on a dairy-free diet, due to a history of chronic constipation. Are almond milk and/or cashew milk binding like cow's milk?
LACTOSE FREE: Almond, cashew, rice, coconut and hemp milk are excellent alternatives. ...Read more