constipation issues-need much help, please! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 11 Old 03-15-2014, 06:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
nycmom18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: nyc
Posts: 852
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

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? 

nycmom18 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 11 Old 03-15-2014, 09:41 AM
 
3lilchunklins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: western NC
Posts: 1,653
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
I would assume that he's getting enough fluid if he's got enough wet diapers, but I've had luck with getting my kids to drink by making it fun - juice boxes, and new fun sippy cup, even popsicles can serve the purpose. I was also going to suggest letting him snack on raisins

Mama to 5 amazing kids CJ AG
JJ SD and my UC baby HD And married to my highschool sweetheart
3lilchunklins is offline  
#3 of 11 Old 03-15-2014, 11:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
nycmom18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: nyc
Posts: 852
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks so much for these great ideas! Keep em' coming!
nycmom18 is offline  
#4 of 11 Old 03-20-2014, 12:17 AM
 
Ratchet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 621
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Sometimes it takes a few weeks/months for a colon to recover- it's like a muscle that got over stretched, and needs to get smaller again so stool isn't held in as long getting as dry. I don't know what is heavy-duty enough for natural treatments- something more than diet and water- the local pedi specialists dealing with this here use mirilax x 6 weeks (adjust the dose till he has 1-2 poops per day)- but that would be best to check with you pedi provider about- but gives some perspective of the 'healing' time it can take to come back from a bad bout of constipation.
Ratchet is online now  
#5 of 11 Old 03-22-2014, 03:32 PM
 
momofGB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like you're offering a good selection of foods, have you ever added chia seeds to anything? My son loves the Mama Chia squeeze pouches. They're loaded with fruit and the chia seeds give extra oils and protein, and since he doesn't chew them completely they add great ruffage. smile.gif
momofGB is offline  
#6 of 11 Old 03-22-2014, 08:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
nycmom18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: nyc
Posts: 852
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
He is obsessed with mamachias! He seriously goes bananas when he sees one.
nycmom18 is offline  
#7 of 11 Old 03-22-2014, 08:49 PM
 
CLplus1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Don't forget that fruit contains a lot of fluid too :) and pears have a TON of fiber (24% DV), I wouldn't sweat not eating the skins.

CLplus1 is offline  
#8 of 11 Old 05-07-2014, 05:50 PM
 
steener06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Way Out In Wyoming
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My daughter gets constipated a lot and we started giving her this supplentment and it has been a life saver

Rainbow Light Gummy Fiber Garden, 4 Gummies per Packet, 30 Packets by Rainbow Light http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NH6QQK/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_eBSAtb1M3ACCK

joy.gifWife since Sept. 06, dishes.gif Stay at Home Mom to: dust.gifShelby Feb 2010 SILVER (.)(.), energy.gifKendall May 2012 GOLD (.)(.) & belly.gifBaby Girl #3 Due in August 2014
steener06 is offline  
#9 of 11 Old 07-04-2014, 06:26 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good info,He is obsessed with mamachias! He seriously goes bananas when he sees one.thank you
nishuoaiwo is offline  
#10 of 11 Old 10-10-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, it sounds like he is eating a lot of healthy foods rich in fiber and water. I wrote here (http://orgali.ca/2014/08/tip-month-t...en-poop-bonus/) 2 lists of fruits and vegetables that have a high water content and help us achieve regular bowel movements.
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.
Alina at orgali.ca is offline  
#11 of 11 Old Today, 09:51 AM
 
miraclemama2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
plums and prunes/the same in juice. just not to many, or he'll get the runs. i use them all the time.
miraclemama2 is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off