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    Default Successful constipation cures :(

    Any body got one to share?
    I have DS2 on solids about a 6 weeks now ( he's 7mths)
    and all was going well until a week ago.
    I caught him straining a few times, and then it got to the point of crying
    while trying to go. I have also had top perform mini operations to help him poo, along with gentle tummy massages.
    I stopped all solids for 2 days to give his system a break, he's breastfed so I read up on that first and it's supposed to be ok at his age.
    In that 2 day space, he had 3 hard to pass poos.
    The last one he passed a little blood too
    I feel so sorry for him, he's not his usual happy self.
    He had no poo yesterday and was in a grouchy mood all day long,
    so thinking he was hungry again, I gave him about 5 tables spoons of puree
    last night. he was happy, then went to bed very easily.
    However, when I went to check on him at 9, he was running a high temp, and from 9-12 he was really unsettled and eventually I had to give him panadol to let him rest.
    He still hasn't passed anything today, but he hasn't been on form either.
    He's bracing himself every few minutes, could he be trying to hold the poo in after it hurt him so much to go?
    Is that even possible?
    He's out of sorts and a little warm but not running a temperature.
    Now, I think he is having issues with his stomach, and we are going to the doc later this afternoon, but I was wondering if anyone has and tried and tested, but more importantly, successful constipation remedies?
    So many things I have read are conflicting, give them apple, no apples, pears, no, no pears etc etc
    Any advice from people who have had remedies actually work, would be much appreciated.
    Sorry if my post is a little disjointed, I can't put him down today.

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    Default Successful constipation cures :(

    Coloxyl drops are great. From the pharmacy and they soften stools.

    Rice cereal and bananas are constipators where as prunes in juice form or stewed with pears are good at prevention.

    Are you giving enough water?

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    Default Successful constipation cures :(

    2 of my little ones have really suffered with constipation. My DD's gastroenterologist says to avoid apples, potato and banana.
    Foods that start with p are generally good to keep the bowels active- prunes, pears, peas, pumpkin and also stone fruit. Rice cereal can also constipate.
    I make sure my little ones have lots of foods that are high in moisture- I add zucchini and squash to their food.
    You can stroke their tummy from under their ribcage downwards for the count of 10, then rub tummy in clockwise circles for the count of 10, do "bicycle legs" for the count of 10 and then pull their knees up to their tummy for the count of 10, if they are straining, hold them in a squat position when pooing- their back against your tummy, with your index fingers pulling their knees up in front. Lean back so they keep their back straight.
    You could try Lactulose, my kids are both on Oxmolax which is a lot stronger.

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    Aye, I think banana was the culprit alright.
    He refuses to drink form a bottle or sippy cup.
    I had given him a little water during those few hot days last weekend, just from a soft paper cup. After the amusement of the first go he wasn't interested in that either. I breastfeed him quite a lot, and he still feeds through the night a fair bit too.
    I'll look up those recommendations

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    try him on some avocado stay clear of banana! Even a little bit of diluted fruit juice (juice an orange). tummy massages as mentioned above and the bycicle exercises.
    This might sound gross but if u get a baby wipe and put it on his anus and rub it with ur index finger, not too firm but with a little pressure. Bub's actually likes it and will giggle a bit! my LC taught me this. It stimulates bowel movements and if u think about it this is how animals teach their young to poo! (but they lick their bums).
    Offer plenty of room temp water or breastmilk.
    The blood with the poo may mean he is straining and could have done a tiny tear inside the anal passage.
    As for his high temp, this wouldnt usually occur with constipation but do you think he could be getting his first tooth?! maybe offer him a rusk or a cold/wet flannel and see what he does with it? does he dribble alot? this could also mean a tooth.
    Hope ur gp can help you out.
    Goodluck.

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    Default Successful constipation cures :(

    Dd has bad constipation - pure juice is the best "natural" remedy.
    been to our pead and he said stay away from the coloxyl and has put her on Actilax (lactulose solution)... Which works great just be-aware of the poo explosion to follow lol

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    I'll try the baby wipe and massage.
    He has his 2 bnottom teeth already, he could defintiely be getting a top tooth,
    I see some bulging there.
    He usually loves to be on his tummy, trying to crawl but he is low on evergy and patience today, so he's crying after a couple of minutes.
    It's messed up because he was LOVING his solids.
    He has a huge appetite, such a shame it's got him all congested.
    My DS1 would never eat as well for me, so we never had these issues.
    I gave him just a little pear this morning, I have to go off now for the doctors appointment. Hopefully we get to the bottom of it (haha)

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    Default Successful constipation cures :(

    You can boil some prunes in water and then once the water has cooled down, give it to your little one. Hope it sorts itself out soon :-)
    Last edited by AlwaysAMum; 08-12-2012 at 13:47.

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    Default Successful constipation cures :(

    My DD (7m) was having the same trouble. I gave coloxyl drops and they took about a week to work but I wasn't happy having to rely on them.
    I gave her about 10mls of 100% prune juice and within a couple of hours she did a huge, soft poo.
    Now I make sure she is eating something suggested for constipation everyday (pear,apricot,broccoli,peas) and drinking plenty of water.
    Good luck, I know it's horrible.

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    Default Successful constipation cures :(

    Hope your little one is all better now! I have one child suffers from chronic constipation so we have tried everything! My new bub got a little constipated when introduced to solids too. I cut out one meal of the day and just supplemented with breastmilk. The breastmilk certainly gets things moving. I also add stewed pear to his veggie puree and he has pear with his oatmeal in the morning. So far it is working! I found stewed apple/apple sauce, bananas and carrots constipate. Prune juice does not work for my older son but pear juice does. Pear juice can gripe them though.


 

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