3293 Shares

My daughter is very constipated. Help!?

My daughter is very constipated. Help!? Topic: My daughter is very constipated. Help!?
July 20, 2019 / By Macie
Question: My one year old is very constipated. I recently started her on whole milk and the doctor says that it's because of the milk. I have tried increasing her fruits and vegetables and stay away from certain foods, such as apple sauce, carrots and yogurt, which I heard make constipation worse. I have tried giving her prune juice diluted with water and she won't even touch it. I tried giving her a prune to eat and wouldn't touch that either. I tried giving her apple juice and will only have a little bit. Any other suggestions?
Best Answer

Best Answers: My daughter is very constipated. Help!?

Jehoash Jehoash | 9 days ago
maybe add some water to the milk? yogurt actually has beneficial bacteria in it that help the body move food along the digestive tract and out of the body (read:poop). baby cereal and other "regular" foods contain fiber. try giving her some whole wheat breads, berries are an EXCELLENT source of fiber, and i recently read that fruit nectar is a better source of fiber than juice because of the pulp. when i have the problem myself, a few blueberries or cherries usually do the trick and kid's love em.
👍 186 | 👎 9
Did you like the answer? My daughter is very constipated. Help!? Share with your friends
Jehoash 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!

Gary Gary
Just a little bit of straight prune juice.. dont dilute it... buy the one that doesnt have too much sugar! My son was the same way! I also used something alled pedilax i believe and that helped alot
👍 70 | 👎 6

Devon Devon
When my kids get consitpated I give them prune juice and yes its gross BUT if you dilute it with some water then the taste is not as strong and they usually have a BM within an hour! It really works!
👍 62 | 👎 3

Bertie Bertie
Fleet's children's glycerin suppositories. Works for my 14 month old. We've used them for her for quite sometime now. Since my daughter doesn't really drink juice either,not even watered down.
👍 54 | 👎 0

Abiud Abiud
If she's not eating or drinking much, try using an enema bag. Those will usually do the job in about 5 minutes.
👍 46 | 👎 -3

Abiud 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.

If you have your own answer to the question My daughter is very constipated. Help!?, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.