Childhood Diseases

Posted by: cat | 2012/04/12


2 year old struggles

Our 2 year and 9 month old has very hard stools, so much that he bleeds a bit afterward. We have given him probiflora as well as aculax and it does not seem to work. last week (after the aculax was used for a couple of days) he had a runny tummy and i though the hard stools will be over now but we are back to square one. he cries when he has stools and tells me that it is sore. We eat lots of veggies, chicken, fish and pasta and the only treats he will eat is a biscuit or chips, he doesn''t like sweets or chocolates. he also eats yoghurt everyday and drink lots of milk. What can i do to make the stools softer?

Expert's Reply



Your son seems to be very constipated and it is possible that he is keeping in and retaining some hard constipated stool. The lose stool you describe after the Aculax may be some overflow liquid stool with the hard stool remaining behind. It would be best to take your son to see a paediatrician as you have tried various treatments without success. Your son's diet should include more in the way of fruit and fibre and much less milk.He only needs 2 cups of milk a day at his age.

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Posted by: Annie | 2012/04/12

I give my toddler (20mnths) prune juice and grapes/raisons (up to 20) when she is constipated. prune juice works fastes, but she loves grapes and sometimes refuses the juice.

And I try to cut back on meat and cheese as I noticed this makes her stools harder.

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