Constipation issues

(3 Posts)
StarChaser99 Tue 03-May-16 20:29:37

This has probably been posted about hundreds of times but I am at my wits end with my 21mo and constipation.

She has been suffering from constipation since she turned 1 and it's just not improving.

We have tried all kinds of dietary things which haven't worked and it seems a psychological issue. I think DD hates the sensation of passing a solid stool.

She is pooing on average once/twice per week but is trying to poo up to 15 times per day. Her nappy/bottom seems constantly smeared with a very small amount of poo, where it appears the poo has reached the end of her bum but she won't pass it out. This means her bum is sore a lot and she has a lot of nappy changes (which she doesn't like). When she does finally poo it is enormous.

We have been prescribed Movicol (just 1 sachet per day) but all this seems to do is make the poo very soft and sticky. DD doesn't appear to mind/even realise she is passing these which can lead to over 10 small sticky poos a day, without any solid substantial movement, which inevitably leads to me stopping the Movicol because I don't think this is tackling the issue.

I feel like a constant cycle of on/off Movicol and I don't know what else to do. Should I continue with the Movicol (with the 10+ poos a day) or battle without Movicol (with the constant soiling and stressful poos).

Please help!!

Florentina27 Tue 03-May-16 23:01:13

I herd lactulose work quite well for babies ( didn't for me lol) and you can use it for as long as needed. Hope it gets better soon. My DD is going through the same thing now, she would strain so much sometimes she would make herself sick, I'll ask go for some as I'm not sure if they do a Jr one or is the same as the one I had. It has a sweet taste and you can give it with a spoon or seringe which I think its for the baby to take

StarChaser99 Wed 04-May-16 07:02:33

We tried lactulose but unfortunately it didn't help. I think my DD's willpower was stronger than it was.

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