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15mth old having trouble pooing.

(6 Posts)
Jojo13 Sun 26-Jun-16 17:51:25

My 15 month old is a really good eater, eats plenty of fruit and veg and drinks a fair bit of water, but the last couple of weeks he has had trouble getting out his poos to the point of making him really cry.
He poos regularly so it's not constipation as such, it's just hard for him to get it out and they are fairly large and round when they do appear! No wonder it hurts!
Other than drinking more water (there's only so much I can get down him) does anyone have any advice on how I can help make it easier for him please?

Apologies if a bit graphic!!

Thank you.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 26-Jun-16 18:08:08

DS 13 mo has this on and off. Struggled this week actually as well. Yesterday morning I gave him prune juice (diluted), an Ella's smoothie, lots of whole fruit, that usually does the trick. Bombard with fruit.
HV this week said try and get things nice and sloppy and then firm things back up from there (DS had a bloody bum from straining so I rang the HVs). Failing that, lactulose. I live in fear of him not pooing everyday and him getting impacted! I've heard babies can get V constipated V quickly.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 26-Jun-16 18:08:43

Oh also a bath sometimes helps relax the muscles and seems to make it easier. And get him to run around!

Jojo13 Sun 26-Jun-16 18:18:28

Thank you. Yes we have been giving him the Ella's prunes too..! He just loves fruit, he eats so much already it's hard to think how I can get him to have anymore!

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 26-Jun-16 18:54:20

Hmm. Will he let you rub his tummy? Circular motions clockwise. DS won't lie still for that but it helped a lot when he was smaller. It's hard though, I've run out of suggestions already!

Jojo13 Sun 26-Jun-16 19:40:44

I knew when they were much smaller all the little tricks of belly rubbing and bicycle legs, but it's defo a bit harder now he's a bigger! Will carry on with the prunes and fruit and keep an eye on it, thank you so much for your help

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