I'm extremely desperate at this time. My daughter have been constantly pooping over the course of months on and off started early this year. She will cross her legs make grunting noise and look of pain on her face for 1-3 minutes then sometimes 10 minutes later it happens again. I told her PCP he said it could be constipation he prescribe miralax. It kinda helped she would poop more which would clear her bowls but it always start happening again the constant bowel movement not watery to suggest… read more
My child has been suffering with constipation since she was born. I noticed that milk and products containing milk can be a problem for my child. Since she stopped drinking milk things have been going better. A few other things that help her is to eat banana, or apple juice. When it turns into diarrhea I give her lemonade to make it stop. Her doctor prescribed Miralax but we don’t use that, I prefer to do it the natural way by changing her diet, we have not seen a specialist yet since things seems to be under control for the moment.
I have IBS and so does my daughter. The things we have to avoid in our diet are greasy, and having too much fiber. You mentioned cheetos. This is one food we could never eat..I was looking at your list of the foods she eats and they would cause IBS symptoms. Yogurt is a no no for myself. I would recommend going to a NUtritionist. I found that DRs do not know diet for IBS and for me it's usually hit or miss.
Getting medication is only going to be a temporary fix fir chronic constipation. She will need a change in diet. Start counting her fiber intake. Make sure she is getting at least 25 grams. You may not see success right away. Chronic constipation can cause the sphincter to stretch out. This makes it harder to control the bowels. It takes time for it to tighten back up.
One other observation- I was doing Metamucil or something and then the scooper got water on it, and I wondered for awhile if I contaminated it - and ended up throwing it out after a week. I know what you mean about wondering about what’s going on with that- and the formulas are hard to keep sanitary as well because you scoop it.
So hard- I hope she gets better soon. Any foods you might be able to add to the diet to add variety? Let her know that other foods could help her feel better she might be open to trying it. Cheerios, easy Mac n cheese, chocolate chip cookies, McDonald’s ice cream cones, French fries. Doesn’t have to be healthy (that’s a bonus) but just something new.
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