Topic: How much prune juice should I give my daughter to help her constipation?
June 19, 2019 / By Anabelle Question:
She is one year old and has been having hard stools for two weeks. For two days, she has been straining to go potty, and has me hold her and rub her belly until it comes out. I am taking her to the doctor, but in the meantime, how much prune juice can she have to ease this?
Also, when she does get it out it is only a tiny bit, so she still isnt getting everything out.
Weaver | 3 days ago
Give her foods high in fiber.
Avoid bananas they tend to make things worse.
Apple and prune juice both help in treating constipation.
Make sure she is drinking enough water too. It prevents dehydration and promotes regularity.
If she is potty trained, make a potty schedule. When toddlers play the tend to ignore bowel movements. Ignoring them causes them to become harder and compacts her which results in a small amount of poop when she does go.
Increase her activity an extra 30 minutes a day. Take her for a walk, turn on the music and dance or play at the park. Exercise helps to prevent and reduce constipation.
I think 3 table spoons is safe. Encourage her to increase her intake of fluids like water and milk (first thing in the morning is best). My 3 months old had the same problem and my grandmother suggested using 1 tea spoon of aniseed and add it to cold water and boil it then leave it to cool and give to baby to drink. It really helped within 2 hours my baby was fine. I told my G.P and she added; also boiling 1 table spoon of cumin and giving it to children to drink gives a fast result.
A suppository or a rectal thermometer insent into her rectal. A rectal thermometer work as a suppository.