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My DD who is 4 1/2 will only poop 2-3 times a week, even on days she has the urge she keeps holding it in and we need to keep coaxing her to go. I am getting concerned about it now. How can I help her? She does eat some amout of fruit and vegetable everyday.
 

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Hi Mama!<br>
I live in Austria and know two children with this problem. There is a poopy clinic in one of our hospitals that deals with issues like your kid's.<br>
Both children got taken care of this issue (poopy hurts one time so they keep holding it in and then it hurts again and they become fearful of going poop).<br>
Although I am not convinced this is the right method both got a Botox shot in their anus muscle and have moved past this problem quickly (no pain, no chance to hold it in). When the Botox wore off they had forgotten about the poop fear.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DD who is 4 1/2 will only poop 2-3 times a week, even on days she has the urge she keeps holding it in and we need to keep coaxing her to go. I am getting concerned about it now. How can I help her? She does eat some amout of fruit and vegetable everyday.</div>
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First I would look at diet milk, gluten perhaps? I would get her on a good probiotic for sure! Do you eat any feremented foods? does she drink a lot of water? The probiotic helped DD out the most. Also try some diluted prune juice that should get things moving. Another good alternative would be aloe juice, it's tasteless so you could throw in some juice If you have too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">First I would look at diet milk, gluten perhaps? I would get her on a good probiotic for sure! Do you eat any feremented foods? does she drink a lot of water? The probiotic helped DD out the most. Also try some diluted prune juice that should get things moving. Another good alternative would be aloe juice, it's tasteless so you could throw in some juice If you have too.</div>
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I agree with this. My dd had some problems after potty training with holding poop and giving her homemade kefir smoothie w/ coconut oil really helped get things moving. Lots of probiotics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I also have to be mindful of grains for her, too many bind her up.
 
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