Posted by: Rosa | 2009/09/28


worried about constipation

my son is 2years and 4 months. Basically since the day he was born we have been struggeling with constipation, it never really worried me since i have the exact same problem, and tought he will grow out of it....

we have tried everything, changing of formulas - more water - more fibre in his daily diet.... i still give him formula - Nido 1+ growing up milk for healthy tummies. he struggles to pass a stool and sometimes i will give him Lactose or Lennons glycerine set pill to help with the constipation but this also doesn' t help all the time.

should i be worried? should i have this checked out???
could it be the formula that he is currently on? and should i stop giving it to him?

your feedback will be much appreciated.

Thanks and Regards


Expert's Reply



In view of the severity of your son's constipation and also the fact that he has not responded to any treatment properly, it would be best to ask a paediatric gastoenterologist to see him.

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