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Hi,<br><br>
I'm getting pretty worried about DS. He has not gone in 8 days now and is VERY uncomfortable. He has been crying all morning.<br><br>
The last 4 days have been major diet changes, upped the water, prune juice, prunes, high fiber food,e tc.<br><br>
Last night we gave him 1/2 a suppository and he tried to go with no success. I gave him the other half an hour ago and he is now straining and crying with nothing happening.<br><br>
What can I do?<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
winn
 

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forgot to mention that he still nursing every couple hours and I have upped my water intake as well.<br><br>
His tummy is really enlarged and hard.<br><br>
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At this point I would call the doctor and get some advice. You have done everything I know to do. You can give a child an enema but I dont think I would want to do one on a child that young.<br><br>
Flax seed oil helped my DS3 2 tsps a day.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: yeah, a firm, enlarged belly is not normal<br><br>
Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Our 2.5 year old DD had a similar problem a few months ago, unfortunately. For her it was only 4 days so I can't imagine after 8. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
We gave her a baby enema - they sell them at the grocery store specifically for babies and our pedi had told us at her 1-year well-check that they were safe (she said lots of babies start having problems when they transition to solid foods it's part of her "talk" at that well-check). She *hated* it (but, really, who WOULD like an enema?), but it solved the problem within 20 minutes. She cried/fussed through the poop and then wanted to cuddle from what I'd imagine was the "trauma" of the enema and then having it hurt to poop (it was the first time she'd ever had problems going). Once you get him to go, make sure that you stay proactive or it will happen again - we learned the hard way when DS was born and we weren't paying as much attention to counting the days since a poop.<br><br>
I hope he feels better soon!
 

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Aw poor guy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. I don't have any advice for immediate relief, but my dd was a really infrequent pooper, and it caused lots of gas and discomfort on her part. I tried everything, and finally found relief when we saw a holistic doctor who treated her with homeopathics (dd was around 9 months at the tiem). I can't really advise on specific remedies, since I think the ones we use can only be gotten through a health care practitioner. Also, even though the symptoms may be the same, the underlying cause may be different, so a remedy that worked for my dd might not work for your ds, and he might need something else. I also find that dd "cycles" ... a remedy will work for a while, and then she needs something else. I think this is normal -- as the body moves through the layers of healing/detoxing, new stuff comes up and needs to be addressed.<br><br>
If you're interested, you can search for a holistic ped <a href="http://www.hpakids.org/" target="_blank">here</a>, or just try to find a good homeopath in your area. We switched to a homeopath when the ped moved too far away. Have been really happy with her ... both the homeopath and ped used muscle testing to check which remedies dd needs, and I think that's a good thing.
 

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My dd gets super constipated.<br><br>
This sounds pretty gross, but this is what I do when a suppository fails...<br><br>
I cut the suppository in half lengthwise, and then quarter it widthwise (then with my fingers I round it off so it is inserts more smoothly.) I insert a quarter of it. Then I leave her on her back on the floor -- diaperless, so I can see what's going on down there -- and bicycle her legs / massage the belly. Shortly thereafter she starts to strain and I pull her legs up (to toe chewing position) and spread her little bum cheeks open for her. This seems to help her pass the harder poops. Sounds awful, but it helps my babe...<br><br>
Keep up all the other good stuff though. It seems that some kids just get more plugged up than others. I would call the doc if this doesn't help at all. (It usually works pretty fast for us, but everybody's different.)
 

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bumping to see if you got him to poop<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I used to add kaaro syrup to DD's bottle when she got constipated (1 tsp per 8 ounces). She would go within 2 hours. Then I used it to prevent it (every other day, then once a week, now not at all. You could also try apple juice (if your DC has already had apples).<br><br>
Please let us know how it is progressing.
 

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Hi,<br><br>
Thank you so much for the replies!<br><br>
Later yesterday he finally went. He was standing at his toy bucket and started to really cry and strain, and he just wailed through it - I felt so badly for him, but just rubbed his back and talked softly to him so he knew I was there.<br><br>
Then he had a very long nap, and when he woke up he filled another diaper! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He has gone twice more since, and each time he passes it a little easier. The first bm was extremely solid, I can't believe he even got that out.<br><br>
Sorry, TMI??<br><br>
So now I'm wondering why this happened. Up until now he has always been a daily pooper, with a pretty soft consistency.<br>
We have been increasing solids, but very gradually.<br><br>
Well thanks again, he's back to his old self!<br>
winn
 
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