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*PLEASE HELP* - My son is soooo consipated

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clarabo Wed 17-Aug-05 22:05:34

I don't know what todo next, he is 11 months old, breast fed until 7mnths the aptimal, then soya as we then thought he had a lactos intolarance. Now finally im trying cows milk, I cook all his meals via Annabel Karmel, weve been to Dr, HVisitor, Craniosacral therapy, reiki, you name it!! I now am sooo upset he is in so much discomfort... Any suggestions please?...

clarabo Wed 17-Aug-05 22:10:26

I will try again tomorrow, goto go he's awake!

NotQuiteCockney Thu 18-Aug-05 02:23:12

What is his diet like? Does he take a lot of water? Do you give him high-fibre foods like: prunes, blueberries, grapes, sweetcorn, etc etc?

He has no breastmilk now? How much formula does he take?

jabberwocky Thu 18-Aug-05 04:43:44

Try the "P" diet. Pears, peaches, prunes and peas! Always worked for ds.

Mojomummy Thu 18-Aug-05 13:51:28

I'd wait another month before you try the cows milk ?
My DD suffers, although she has got herself in to a cycle with it. Have you been given lactulose ? it's completely foul but softens the stools. Can be bought over the counter or by perscription. I add it to DD's milk ( she is 2) & I also add an extra oz of water to milk.

Also try strawberries/kiwi/raspberries - all raw & the little Actimal yogurt drinks - can get the natural ones. These helped DD for while.

Chandra Thu 18-Aug-05 13:54:44

I would say is the milk, I would recommend to go back to formula for a couple of months.

Chandra Thu 18-Aug-05 14:00:04

PS. Do you have allergies in the family?, if so it would be agood idea to avoid cows milk as a main drink until he is at least one yr old.

jenk1 Thu 18-Aug-05 14:11:12

my dd suffers from constipation also and she,s allergic to dairy, ifound the only thing that works is to give her some raisins,she has a handful everyday and it seems to do the trick

happymerryberries Thu 18-Aug-05 14:12:45

If it is a 'regular' problem (no pun intended) then go back and see your doctor asap. My dd when through a phase of this and it was hellish. The sooner it is sorted the better, as you don't want thepoor little chap remembering that pooing=pain, or he may well do what dd did and withold poo. If simple diet changes don't solve it (and soon IYSWIM) go see the doctor, ask for a referal if possible.

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:05:26

Thanks for all of your suggestions, haven't tried the "P" diet, tried him on all of these individually though.. CJ will be 1 in a matter of days so thought cows milk would be ok?
He does get actimal yougurt every day 2 a day somethimes, bought a new fruit juice today and am trying him on that added to his water

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:06:09

Oh and yes he is on 4 x 5ml lactolous a day

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:13:27

any suggestions how to get him to drink more, been told the lactolous does not work

evesmama Thu 18-Aug-05 22:15:10

try him with fruit loaf..has been great for dd

evesmama Thu 18-Aug-05 22:16:17

does he like fruit juice???try fresh orange/fresh apple etc..prune juice didnt work for dd but could for your ds??hth

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:29:28

thanks, tried prune juice worked only the once, also tried pure orange, apple etc he just wont drink it straight got to dilute it!! Although did manage striaght 1 or two oz yest..

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:30:14

he will eat fruit loaf, mostly plays with it though.. gonna try him again tomorrow with it as shopping comes tomorrow

evesmama Thu 18-Aug-05 22:30:41

lots of veggie blended???use as a dip if he wont have as smoothie(and who could blaim him!!

vickitiredmum Thu 18-Aug-05 22:33:41

yep - agree with the pears and raisins! my DD has had dairy allergy - would steer well clear for as long as possible. Also avoid bananas. Can make it worse apparently. Weetabix also seemed to help.

vickitiredmum Thu 18-Aug-05 22:34:12

just to clarify - bananas make constipation worse not the dairy allergy worse!

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:35:43

ds loves weetabix but am now thinking that because he is not drinking enough the fibre is making it worse..don't know..

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:35:43

ds loves weetabix but am now thinking that because he is not drinking enough the fibre is making it worse..don't know..

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:36:43

have never tried a veggie smoothie, tried fruit and wont even touch it..although that was a while ago, could try both again

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:39:45

I think im gonna need to take him back to dr on Monday & c if can get referred again to Ped. may even try craniosacral again aaaaahhhh

vickitiredmum Thu 18-Aug-05 22:40:48

Maybe he has other food allergies, gluten etc, which is making him constipated. Get your GP to refer him to paediatrician. Insist on it. They do say that you might have to introduce a food to a child up to 17 times before they accept it. One other option could be to exclude all foods except his soya milk and reintroduce things slowly.

clarabo Thu 18-Aug-05 22:42:43

knew what u ment re bananas its ok.. although i always thought that they made the matter worse until i read annabel karmel book and it mentions banana and prune fool recipe for constipation (tried and tested not for ds)..
Also cooked 4 oz rhubarb that did the trick and was ok for 4 weeks aaaa that was an amazing month..but back to normal constipated again..once again tried since then - not working now

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