I was wondering if you had any tips on resloving constipation in my 2 1/2 yo DS.
He's always been a twice a day man. After breakfast and again at abot 6pm. However in the lst few weeks he has really been straining to poo and it really seems to hurt him
He also gets very upset and cries. Up to the last few says he was managing to get at least one ( hard ) poo out once a day but he hasn't had a poo at all since Friday and it seems like every 5 minutes he goes into the corner and strains until he cries and he is also being much more clingy than usual.
I think that he is becoming more aware of his bowels and that is part of the problem but he is also a fussy eater -- impossible to get him to eat vegetables even if they are "cleverly " hidden. Although he did eat quite a few strawberries and some wholewheat bread this morning I don't think he ate enough to sort this problem out?
My ds had constipation and they need to be really well hydrated with water, and I second the suggestion for lactulose. But first maybe try a bit of prune juice hidden in something like yoghurt or juice.