DS 2, has had constipation for about little over a month now. he goes every 2-3 days and it ranges from little nuggets, to a more formed but constipated stool. I used to think the problem was that he never ate enough, but now hes much better with food. I think the issue now is that he barely drinks anything. Ive tried juices, smoothies, water etc. He does have plenty of wet diapers though, probably from nursing, I suppose.
Ive stopped him from dairy about a month ago because he loved cheese and yogurt and would have it everyday. Though he does still get butter in food at a lesser degree than he used to. I give him peaches or pears daily, though they dont have the skin, does this defeat the purpose?
I give him cod liver oil with butter blend daily, flax oil, magnesium, probiotics.
He doesnt like prune juice anymore and will sometimes drink pear juice.
He eats a varied diet of meat, lentils, beans, vegetables, quinoa, oatmeal, apple without skin, applesauce that i put supplements in, and sometimes brown rice, coconut flour muffins.
He hasnt had gluten yet, though ive started adding it in my diet recently, after the constipation began.
Hes 19 months. I would appreciate any experience and feedback you have! Any suggestions on how to get him to drink more water and fluids? Is he getting enough through nursing?
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Do you give him probiotics every day? If not, this might be one thing that you might consider changing. Start once a day and increase slowly.
He also needs to drink more water. Buying fun cups or fun straws would be one way to encourage him to drink more fluids. Another way is to add ice cubes to the water. Some kids love cold drinks and also love watching the ice cubes melt.
Physical activity is also important in achieving regular bowel movements and he should get plenty of exercise as much as possible, at least twice a day.
It could also be that he is gluten sensitive. Try to eliminate it again from your diet and see if that helps.