Ds2 has had constipation pretty much since starting solids at 5mths which has got worse. He was breast fed for 2 myths then on formula then cows milk at 11mths. He is 22mths now. He will have a normal bowel movement probably 1 out of every 3 times he needs to go. He has obvious stomach discomfort to begin with and often takes 3 days before he actually gets it out.
The sphincter opens up and you can see it sitting there bit he just cant get it out, the obvious discomfort he is in is aweful. He will stand with his legs stiff and crying. When it does come out it is so hard and huge. I use coloxyl and parachoc but have only done so during the times of constipation.
I think it's got to the point he is actually afraid to go even when he has a looser bowel movement, he says 'pooh pooh' quite distressed about the ideal. Saw the paed earlier this week and he agrees he may be holding it and it's backing up. So I have to give ds parachoc every day for 4 weeks and then stop it and see if he goes ok after that.
I went to the dietitian today to see what she thought and if there were any foods she recommended that could assist or foods to avoid. He has a good varied well balanced diet so there is nothing food wise that he is missing. She recommended that after the trial of parachoc, see if the constipation continues and if so try cutting out dairy and going soy and seeing how it goes. Sounds reasonable to me.
Just wondering if others have had similar issues and what was the outcome?!