Thank you also to Ali19 and Maia. I appreciate your advice.
I do think it's dairy related, but unfortunately being a fussy toddler she won't eat a huge variety of foods, cheeky thing
I don't think our issue is food related I think it is psychological. I believe when it was extremely hot near his 2nd birthday he dud not drink enough. This caused his stool to get very hard and difficult to pass. This has caused long term problems for him.
Ironic really as both his Dad and I have IBS!
We had huge issues with our ds for well over 6mths. He had one bad case of constipation and I'm sure that's what caused it. After that he would hold on. Sometimes for weeks!! Every few days he would have a leakage and be dancing around crying and saying 'ouchies mum'. I kept telling him it was OK and he would feel much better after he had a poo etc. I would strip him off and massage his belly, bring his knees up to his chest etc. The only thing that worked for him was to leave him alone in a quiet dark room. I could hear him crying and struggling but every time I would go in he would scream and tell me to go away
We increased his water and fibre. Tried movicol for kids and movicol chocolate, parachoc, coloxyl.....everything available for kids, we tried. We had x-rays and ultrasounds. Everything looked normal (except for the huge build up of course!). The doctor then wanted us in the next day for 'manual extraction'. My last resort, in order to avoid putting my son through that, was a suppository. Pretty sure it was harder for me than him! 45mins and 3 nappies later, I had a happy boy! Since then we have had no issues. We always praise him after a poo and he always ask to look (gross I know!) but whatever works! The doctor also recommended applying a small amount of sudocream just inside his anus after a poo.
Sorry for the novel. I hope things improve for you soon xx
my daughter was the same.. and my son. in the end they would bleed, it was horrible.. and yes, they would go about once every 6-7 days.. I tried, movical, parachoc, coloxyl, prunes, pears, and in the end Osmolax worked the best. I had them tested for intolorences as well and even tho they were not intolorent to cows milk etc, they were what you would call 'lactose sensitive''.. the pead advised to put them on a soy diet and then after 2 years to wean off onto Zymil lite and it's much better now.
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