My dd has been on and off Movicol for about 10 years now LilRedWG. Try half a sachet or the whole sachet but split into two doses. It can take a bit of experimentation to get the dose right. You'll probably go through all poo types before you get just the right one.
I am going to hold out until Monday (when it'll be one week) and then try a sachet every other day, as long as she is still going. The consultant recommended trying each new dosage for a week before giving up and trying something else. Would you ladies concur?
From my experience this is something you really need to keep going with and don't give up! The "runny poo" will be the "overflow" - the child ends up that constipated that there simply isn't any where else for the poo to go or to form - all this needs to clear out of the system before the big "BUNG" comes out! That bit won't be pleasant - believe me! My DD1 was constipated for 3 years and on Movicol for 12 mths - it's a miracle worker in my (humble!) opinion. Be patient and re-assuring. Good luck!
Hi LilRed, My dd1 was on this for ages. We would have the mushy stuff you describe, but over time it became more normal until we got to whatever you are supposed to be aiming for (a smooth sausage iirc?). One thing I would say - we were advised that she would need to be on it for as long as she had had the problem - in our case it was nearly a year before we could begin to wean her off it. She has been fine now for over a year (she is nearly 6 now) but we keep a stash in the cupboard in case of problems.