It used to be she would poo in her diaper during her nap or at night. Now she holds it all the time.
Yesterday she seemed to lose control and pooped some in her pants. She was VERY upset about it.
She now eats prunes with every meal (we increased it to encourage pooping). Lots of beans too. So her diet is poop friendly.
I've also done some gentle abdominal massage and 'talked' to her belly about needing to poop. That hasn't worked for a week.
I'm considering getting an RX for miralax.
Are there any other tips you can throw at me though before I email the ped?
Single mama Ruth
DD is 2 so bribery is a bit complex for her. I coax her to sit on the potty for longer periods with a popcicle and doing 'letters' on Starfall.com.
I'm going to run out to the store today for some supplies, look for a gentle stool softener.
If I have time and she'll sit still, I'll give her a full body massage which I've done with other toddlers. That always seems to induce poop.
The thing is, she is actively fighting the poop now and working to hold it in.
Sodium Ascorbate powder, dosed to bowel tolerance.
Drink lots and lots and lots of water.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
I gave her 1/2 the recommended dose, as i was leery about using senna on her when she wasn't yet 3, but it worked fine, loosened her up without giving her the runs, and i used it for a few weeks (gradually reducing the dose) until the fissure was healed and she wasn't scared to go anymore.
So while I usually do not medicate my kids... we never had any issues with Miralax and did use it periodically for my daughter when she was having problems. I will suggest to be cautious about the dosage. I tried the full dose 1 time and poor daughter had liquid poop several times after that. The recommended dose from my NP was 1/2 T - 1 T in 8 oz of liquid. She told me to give her 1 T to start with b/c she was so backed up. After that I never gave her more than 1/4 T. It's easier to give them a smaller amount and if it doesn't work within several hours then give a little more.
How is Miralax administerd? Does it taste bad?
It's OTC now but you might want to ask your ped about the appropriate dosage for your child. It's tasteless and you stir it into a drink.
mama to H. 4/05 and A. 9/08 and baby C. 10/11
My concern is that she's got a knot of hard stool. I don't KNOW that she does, I just worry because all her poops have been unusually runny for the last 2 weeks.
But then again, she had 3 tubs of prune puree today. That can make things run too.
I found the Little Remedies stool softener that tastes like chocolate. DD likes it so we'll use that for now and another suppository if no poops in 2-3 days.
Also Miralax is OTC???? Where?????
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."
Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 , DD 07/09 , and DS2 06/11 . Feeling more and more blessed with each day!