My daughter is sooooo constipated?
Topic: My daughter is sooooo constipated?
April 23, 2019 / By Crawford Question:
What should I do? My 1 year old daughter is so constipated. Ii have tried EVERYTHING and nothing seems to work. I've done karo syrup, apple juice, prune juice, prunes. Please help
Best Answers: My daughter is sooooo constipated?
Ashriel | 1 day ago
I have a 6 year old sister and she is going through the exact same problems. Unfortunately, it's something that people are born with and that they will just have to deal with. Some suggestions would be keep a very very healthy diet. No junk food, well, she's only one so you won't have to worry too much about that yet. But maybe try getting her to eat stuff like broccoli- you could search online how to make broccoli soup. My mom knows how to make excellent broccoli soup and my sister likes it, and it seems to help. Also maybe certain things that you are feeding her prevent her from being able to "go." Maybe the milk formula isn't right for her? My sister drank a milk formula that was causing her to be constipated (I forget what it's called) but we switched it to Enfamil and she seemed to be fine for awhile! KEEP GIVING HER PRUNE JUICE. Prune juice will help, give it time! Also if her teeth are strong enough at this point, eat lots of nuts because they have a lot of fiber. Especially pistachios! My sister actually calls those "poop nuts" only because she couldn't pronounce pistachios!
If all else fails, try to notice when she's trying to poop. If she's uncomfortable and is trying to go but can't, rip the diaper off and just squeeze her butt cheeks. It's gross, but she needs your help to do it.
If that still doesn't work, take her to the doctor. They will provide you with this medicine where you put it in your baby's butt and it will cause her to poop. Don't worry, it's safe. They've made it so that it's safe enough for you to use everyday if need be. My sister had to use it for a week or two before she was able to poop on her own.
I've seen firsthand what not being able to poop does to you, if over a time span of about 3-4 weeks and there is still no improvement, take your daughter to the doctor immediately. So I hope this helps and good luck to your daughter! Hang in there!
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Originally Answered: My daughter is constipated, what can i do for her?
Constipation is likely to happen when your child doesn't drink enough water, milk or fruit juices, or if your child doesn't eat a healthy diet that includes enough fiber. Fiber is found in foods such as cereals, grains, fruits and vegetables. If your child eats a diet high in fat and refined sugars (candy and desserts), he or she is probably not getting fiber, which may result in constipation.
Also, young children with chronic constipation often ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. When a child avoids bowel movements, stool builds up in the lower bowel. The stool becomes larger and harder. Passage of the stool can be painful and makes children want to avoid having a bowel movement even more.
There are many things you can do to help your child:
Diet--You can start by increasing the amount of fluid your child drinks every day. If your baby is eating cereal, you can try adding a little prune juice to it.. If you have an older child, make sure they are drinking plenty of water, and you can also give them large prune juice, bran cereal, and fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber.
Bowel habit training--Your child should be taught not to wait to have a bowel movement. To establish a regular bowel habit, ask your child to sit on the toilet for at least 10 minutes at about the same time each day, preferably after a meal. Make sure your child can place his or her feet firmly on the floor while sitting on the toilet. If this is not possible, put a footstool in front of the toilet. While your child is sitting on the toilet, you might let your child read a story book or listen to the radio.
Medicine--Many laxatives are available to treat constipation in children. The choice of laxative depends on the age of your child and how serious the constipation is. Ask your family doctor to suggest a brand name and tell you how much to use.
Start a reward program-Begin rewarding your child for just sitting on the toilet. For example, if your child sits on the toilet at the planned time, reward your child with a favorite activity.
If your child has a bowel movement, give your child praise and a reward. Try not to use food as a reward. Some children like to be awarded with stickers or stars on a shart. Older children like to add up points for a larger reward, such as a trip to a movie theater.
Hope she feels better soon!
1) Check that you haven't suddenly cut something out of her diet. When I was a baby, my mum felt I was eating too many olives a day so she stopped giving them to me and I immediately got constipated. As soon as I started eating olives again, I was fine.
2) Make sure she is drinking enough water. I mean water, water, not squash or fruit juice or fizzy drinks. Water! She may be dehydrated, even if she is drinking a lot of liquid, she may not be getting enough water. This leads to constipation, among other things.
3) Try cutting down on any refined foods like white bread, pasta, sugar, fast food, take aways etc etc and ensure she is getting lots of fibre every day. It may also be worth trying to cut down on wheat products as she may have a sensitivity to them.
4) Califig, or syrup of figs works wonders as well, as does senekot (the chocolate version, kids are more likely to eat this without fuss) With Califig, give one spoonful a day until her bowels return to normal. Laxatives, give her one square before bed time.
If none of these work, I would suggest going to the doctor as being constipated for any length of time is not only uncomfortable, but can also be dangerous.
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Get some Juice Plus gummies.Raw fruit and veggie extracts with pro biotics.They help clean you out.Flectcher`s Castoria or Fletcher`s laxative,it is now called.All natural root beer flavored.They work good.Likely be an ongoing problem with today`s diet.Our food is not pro0erly prepared for digestion.Look at the GAPS diet.
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Try a cup of warm milk and add couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil - perferably on empty stomach.
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Originally Answered: My 4 month old daughter is VERY constipated.?
My son had acid reflux. The only formula he could take was Enfamil AR. It does not come is soy I am sorry to say, but, it helped his reflux greatly. As for the constipation, my pediatrician told me to put a 1/4 teaspoon of Milk of Magnesia in with his formula once a day. It really helped the constipation. Be sure to ask your pediatrician about it though before giving it to her. Have you tried prune juice with water? Prunes are a natural diuretic and it really helped my son as well.