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8 month old always constipated!

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LONC2012 Mon 02-May-16 17:19:48

Hi all,
My 8 month old DS seems to always struggle to do a poo. Some days he can do lots of small hard lumps and other days there's next to nothing. He has a varied diet with breakfast, lunch and tea, he has a sippy cup of water that he is still getting used to but it's always offered at meal times and inbetween. He is having 3 bottles a day a total of 19oz.
Just feel so bad for him always straining to do a poo, today he strained that hard he was sick. I have tried prunes and he usually has fruit purree or a yoghurt after his meals. He usually has an Ella's kitchen pouch one meal and a homemade meal the next.
We have done baby massage but now he is more active he isn't as willing to let me massage him!
Any suggestions would be fab to help my little chunky out!

Thanks smile

TheCrumpettyTree Tue 03-May-16 12:55:07

My ds is on lactulose from the GP for constipation. He's been on it since a very little baby, it takes a week or so but works really well. Lots of water.

littlemaemae Wed 04-May-16 13:51:38

Please get him to a GP as soon as you can.

Try to have in your mind when it started and how often he poos.

Does her have a swollen stomach or pain?

He may need lactulose like previous poster said or movicol if it it a little more severe.

Please don't struggle on with it.
My dd has always had very very severe constipation since she was very small and she is 3 now and only just getting help. After it got so bad she ended up in hospital for a fair bit of time!

I hope you find something that works for your ds and he is feeling better very soon.

If you feel like it, you may want to look at my previous threads to see the horror it can turn into.

I have made it my personal business to make sure all the children --and adults--I know are pooing regularly.
I have poo anxiety grin

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