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10 month old constipated

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HollyC255552 Sun 15-May-16 19:07:31

Should i been concerned that my DD hasnt had a proper poo since Thursday? She normally goes every day. She's straining a lot bless her, yet she is only do little rabbit droppings. Is there anything i can do to get things moving?

SmallBee Sun 15-May-16 19:10:45

Oh dear my DD had this when she started weaning.
Lots of liquids, fruit & smoothies help and try and get the GP to prescribe lactose tomorrow which is really good.
Until the lactose kicked in I ended up having to help her by using a cotton bud to help ease her poo out when she was straining. Not our best mother and daughter bonding moment.

scrivette Sun 15-May-16 19:19:59

Pear or stewed apple, laying on back and gently pushing legs back often help my 10 month old.

HollyC255552 Sun 15-May-16 19:29:26

Thanks both. Tried liquids & fruit. I've done the gentle pushing & cycling of the legs also today. So do you think a trip to the gp tomorrow would be best?

mumtosp Sun 15-May-16 19:47:01

I want to say try mashed prunes, but I am not sure if they can be given to a 10mo

treeagate Sun 15-May-16 19:53:31

Apple juice always worked with my two as much as they will drink. The combination of fruit sugar and liquid draws water into the bowl. There's no fibre either which can bung them up.

treeagate Sun 15-May-16 19:53:51

Bowel not bowl!

TomHaverford Sun 15-May-16 20:03:33

Maybe try an Ella's Kitchen prunes pouch? Usually works a treat for dd also 10mo.

thehungrymummy Sun 15-May-16 20:15:37

Ditto Tom

ODog Sun 15-May-16 20:51:22

My DS was the same around that age. BLW and went from eating nothing to loads in a few days. We had some success with lactulose which you can get from the pharmacy. Main thing that helped was removing wheat from his diet for a few days. It bulks out their poo and makes it too large to pass. Then reintroduced it gradually. We had to repeat the process a few times over the following 6ish months. No issues now though and he is almost 2.

CheesecakeWarrior Sun 15-May-16 20:53:37

Tummy massage(clockwise), cycle legs, prunes/prune squeezy pouch/prune juice/plenty of water

HollyC255552 Sun 15-May-16 21:33:55

Thanks all appreciate you responding. Maybe she has had too much wheat then. confused. Ooo i do have apple juice didnt know that was a little trick also havent massged her tummy maybe i should try that. Will go & get Ellas prune pouch tomorrow too, hopefully the will eat it as she can be a right little fuss pot.

Artandco Sun 15-May-16 21:40:51

Yes wheat can block lots of people. I would only give it maximum once a day. So if she has wheat at breakfast, no more at lunch etc. Use rice or potato more. Oats and eggs without toast for breakfasts

FindingNormal Sun 15-May-16 21:44:35

This happened to our lg at about the same age. orange juice and prunes helped.

FindingNormal Sun 15-May-16 21:45:37

This happened to our lg at about the same age. orange juice and prunes helped.

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 16-May-16 19:05:49

I've had the same problem recently with my 10 month old. I've been giving her a lot more fruit (both whole & pouches) than I use too and this seems to have done the trick.

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