I just want to say if you have this problem my heart goes out to you because this is the single most frustrating problem I have ever dealt with as a parent. You name it, I have probably tried it. When my DD didnt have a BM for 6 days and we cancelled our plans because I knew as soon as we got to where we were going she was going to tell me she has to go home to poo, I broke down and cried. Well sobbed uncontrolably actually. I have been dealing with this every since she started solids. It doesnt matter what I do. Dairy free, gluten free, chiropractor, more fiber, less fiber, prune juice, prunes, lactulose, suppositories, more liquids......*sigh*. Sometimes we will catch a break for a few months or a few days and I think we finally beat it only to have it start all over again.
This last time she went 6 days, she was getting 2 tbsp of lactulose everyday, and then I gave her a suppository on the 5th day. It failed. So I gave her some milk of magnesia followed by a big glass of fluids. It failed. Morning came and I gave her more milk of magnesia. Nothing. In the evening I gave her another suppository. I helped her hold it in for 30 min. Nothing came out but the suppository. Finally at midnight she pooped. Then next day she pooped again. That was Sunday. I upped the lactulose to 2 tbsp twice a day. She still has not pooped and I am left feeling.....well.... pooped.
I am moving on to miralax and I feel like a terrible mother. I am going to give my child a chemical every day and no matter how gentle and effective they say it is, it feels icky to me. But I cant watch her cry on the toilet any more. I cant watch her sweating, flushed, with her legs crossed trying to hold it in. Part of me feels sorry for her and part of me wants to smack her for doing it, because its what is causing the problem to begin with. (I dont actually hit my child btw I am just venting)
I dont know what I am looking for. Maybe someone thats done the miralax and were happy they did it.