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Old 08-16-2014, 12:06 AM   #11
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I don't really have much advice seein how my son has had constipation problems since he has been born and we still haven't figured out the problem. He has been to three different specialist and they all say it's because he don't want to poop I think their crazy but of course they don't listen to me. But I did want to say don't give apple juice it will actually make them constipated more in the long run instead give white grape juice. And I also agree with the mirilax.
Too late. I already gave him the apple juice and am already regretting it. I thought it would be gentler on his system. Well, It made him poop alright. He pooped out more than he has eaten in the last couple days and regained his appetite. Only now he has a really bad burn rash from the juice. I have been slathering him in CJ's BUTTer which must feel really good to him as he requests it anytime he has a rash and sometimes just because. He has been improving but I am stopping the juice. Going to watch him closely. If he complains of further tummy aches we will head back to the DR.

Booty Hunter The doctor recommended the prune juice but I didn't think he would drink it so decided to try the apple juice instead. If an issue isn't terribly serious she often tends to go the more natural approach before looking at mainstream medical solutions.

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Old 08-16-2014, 06:13 AM   #12
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Try actual prunes vs. juice. We use to cut 1 prune into small pieces and either mix it with cereal or just feed the cut prune as a treat. But your gonna want to start with half to see if its enough before moving to a full one. We had to start dd on prune juice at 6 months she wasn't a huge fan and its very easy to go over board on with the juice. We had to work at it to get just the right amount. Then we started on pureed prunes and again had to find the right balance. This was good for dd. Not for ds. We used cherries and blueberries for him. Ds' was normal kid constipation. DD's is a dairy intolerance. Protein not lactose.

After you get him back to a baseline you and maybe wait a bit after you can try introducing some of the dairy back- if you want. For us dd could not tolerate any dairy until 4. At 4 she could tolerate yogurt (yogurt is usually a good place to start for a dairy intolerance as the proteins are partially broken down). At 6 we were able to do baked in dairy- pancakes, cakes, muffins. At 7 we are still in basically the same place. She can handle small amounts of hard cheeses, small amounts of things like goldfish or cheez its. Still no butter, no milk, no cream (sour cream, cream cheese, heavy cream, cream soups etc).

If you need in dairy free tips, let me know. We pretty much cook things that are not dependent on dairy or the dairy can easily be left off like pizza- we can leave cheese off of her section. Or lasagna where we cook her's in a separate dish just noodles and sauce. We also use chicken broth and flour in place of cream soup. Little things like that. we use to depend heavily on cheese and cream soups before dd, now i have no idea what we use to eat that relayed so heavily on those.

And sorbet is usually dairy free. DD prefers it over coconut ice cream. I do to, but i really don't like coconut milk or really anything made from coconut other than the actual coconut flesh.
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Try actual prunes vs. juice. We use to cut 1 prune into small pieces and either mix it with cereal or just feed the cut prune as a treat. But your gonna want to start with half to see if its enough before moving to a full one. We had to start dd on prune juice at 6 months she wasn't a huge fan and its very easy to go over board on with the juice. We had to work at it to get just the right amount. Then we started on pureed prunes and again had to find the right balance. This was good for dd. Not for ds. We used cherries and blueberries for him. Ds' was normal kid constipation. DD's is a dairy intolerance. Protein not lactose.

After you get him back to a baseline you and maybe wait a bit after you can try introducing some of the dairy back- if you want. For us dd could not tolerate any dairy until 4. At 4 she could tolerate yogurt (yogurt is usually a good place to start for a dairy intolerance as the proteins are partially broken down). At 6 we were able to do baked in dairy- pancakes, cakes, muffins. At 7 we are still in basically the same place. She can handle small amounts of hard cheeses, small amounts of things like goldfish or cheez its. Still no butter, no milk, no cream (sour cream, cream cheese, heavy cream, cream soups etc).

If you need in dairy free tips, let me know. We pretty much cook things that are not dependent on dairy or the dairy can easily be left off like pizza- we can leave cheese off of her section. Or lasagna where we cook her's in a separate dish just noodles and sauce. We also use chicken broth and flour in place of cream soup. Little things like that. we use to depend heavily on cheese and cream soups before dd, now i have no idea what we use to eat that relayed so heavily on those.

And sorbet is usually dairy free. DD prefers it over coconut ice cream. I do to, but i really don't like coconut milk or really anything made from coconut other than the actual coconut flesh.
I would really appreciate the recipes. We used to rely heavily on dairy products; cream cheese, buttermilk, milk, cheese of all kinds, etc. We now eat much less dairy since he has had these issues. Rarely cheese in the house as he absolutely adores cheese. How do you explain to a toddler he cannot have something he loves when he sees his older siblings are getting it? So very difficult. I finally decided after bombing on cheese substitutes(nasty tasting, expensive, and difficult to obtain locally) to pretty much eliminate cheese altogether.
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Just to add a couple of things that helped us ... getting my daughter to go potty at a time of day when she could be relaxed and also getting her a footstool to ensure proper posture. For my son who has always liked to hold his poop, applesauce. We have used miralax on many occasions as well. Hope you get this problem solved.
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I had this issue when I was 5 and my parents were divorcing. I was witholding going poop all the way, causing impaction and diarrhea that was going around the impaction. It was resolved by prune juice and a dose of mineral oil daily. The miberal oil basically lubes everything up. It worked! Although while I was taking mineral oil for a week or two I had to wear training pants because of stool leakage/accidents.

Afterward I had to sit on the potty for a certian amount of time each night about 30-45 min after dinner and try to go (just to form good habit I guess)
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