this is somewhat sad and I'm looking for a light at the end of the tunnel here....our 16 month old has had chronic constipation for over a year now...since he was 3 months old and completely breastfed. We have tried everything natural, working with a pediatrician, chiropracter and naturopath...dietary modifications and supplements, homeopathics, acupuncture, EVERYTHING.
We have tried: a diet with no grains at all, wheat free and dairy free on Mom's part and obviously on baby's part too, flax seed and oil, olive oil, various herbal tinctures and homeopathics, spinal adjustments, hydration, no bananas, mineral supplements, to give you an idea.
the only thing left to do is mineral oil....everyone is out of ideas...everyone being the naturopath, pediatrician and chiropracter....
of course I am nervous about the mineral oil, but baby simply is constipated even on a diet of only fruits and veg, no bananas, Mom on no dairy and taking flax oil and seed in everything....I don't see that I have many options here....trust me, it's been a year and I've tried it all. Our doctor seems to think the problem has something to do with the climate we live in...we live in the arid desert SW at 7000 ft altitude.
so I need to hear from mommies who's children have been put on the dreaded mineral oil... when do they start tapering off their dosages and will they ever poop on their own? please give me hope!!!!!