My son is nearly 2 years old. Even as a baby consuming only breast milk he only pooped every other day...now eating solids and still nursing some he sometimes goes 5 days between bowel movements!! The first couple bm's he had were pretty hard and difficult to pass but since we've really amped up the fiber in his diet and made sure he gets lots of water, so his stool is now always soft.....even when he's held it in for days....
My GP says she's not worried as long as he's not actually impacted...but I can't see it being healthy to keep it in like that- plus he gets very grouchy and has trouble sleeping after a couple days and we're all miserable!
We resort to glycerin suppositories when it gets to day 4 or 5 but I hate to as it really upsets him. We feed him no white food at all except for the one slice of cheese thin crust pizza he gets every other week when I take his great- grandma to her favorite pizza place.
What do you think is going on here and what can we do?
I would recommend a few things. First, give a probiotic supplement every day with food. Try a broad spectrum powder or chewable with at least 20 billion CFU / day in divided doses. Higher is fine. Second, try the supplement Ready Set Go by Ortho Molecular. This is a formula of fruits and psyllium. Third, using the Grow and Thrive herbal formula (1 tsp/day) from Kan Herb will help to balance his digestive tract too. Both available through Amazon. I agree that this is not a serious problem, but I think you can get his digestive system functioning better.
We do have probiotic powder for him..Papa used to put it in my expressed milk for him while I was at work to stave off the thrush we were battling early on,.but I don't think he's been keeping up with that since he's been eating food!
Thank you for the recommendations!