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12mth dd constipated

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SecrectFarleysNibbler Sat 03-Nov-12 08:13:18

Dd has not pooed for about 36 hrs. Just one tiny ' pebble' . Think she is constipated. Typically it's Saturday and no docs over the weekend. Heard about orange juice and prunes. Any other advice to get us through the weekend??

Stellarella123 Sat 03-Nov-12 08:34:33

Plenty fluids, u can massage the stomach and pushing legs up and down, my dd went through a stage of being constipated too, but we got lactulose from doc and only had to use it a wk and she was returning to normal x

mosschops30 Sat 03-Nov-12 08:36:54

Try one part cooled boiled water to one part pure juice (pear is good). Works really well

GrimAndHumourless Sat 03-Nov-12 13:22:23

yes to upping fluid intake, water and juice best, don't up milk intake

in the short term tis she's sorted, avoid bananas and weetabix as they can really dry out stools making them hard to pass (anecdotally)

Iggly Sat 03-Nov-12 16:05:01

Nectarines. I give dd one of those when she's constipated and it makes her go quickly.

SecrectFarleysNibbler Sat 03-Nov-12 21:05:46

Thanks everyone. Used some of your advice and a HUGE poo arrived late afternoon!! Phew!!

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