My son has always had trouble pooping: Advice?

Ever since my son has been born, he has not pooped normally. He has never had liquid, seedy, or regular stools. It started out like clay, and not it’s hard. He is eight months old now, and I am so stressed about it. He has a hard time getting it out by himself, and I have to assist him. He goes so long without a bowel movement, so every couple of days I give him a little bit of a pedia-lax suppository and move his legs like he is riding a bicycle and rub his tummy until he starts pushing, and when it finally starts to come out, it gets stuck, and I have to take a Q-tip dipped in vaseline and break it off. It is not only hard, but it’s big. He occasionally poops little pebbles out on his own, or sometimes the size of a quarter, but I don’t feel like it enough. I will hear him try over and over again for days to push, and he gets frustrated, and I’m sure it starts hurting, so that’s when I assist. His poor butt is as big around as 1 1/2 quarters when passing a stool. We have been to several doctors’ appointments about this, and they have told me to try dark Karo syrup, juices, water, Pedialyte, etc. He has tried ever kind of formula, nothing works. I was even told at one point, “there is nothing we can do because he is so young,” I know, him being so young he should not have a suppository, but I feel it’s better than him being impacted because that can kill you. I really feel like it’s the formula. He takes 2-3 bottles a day and eats baby food and drinks water or watered down juice. Has any of you moms ever been through this with your little ones? I am just lost. I feel like doctors are never supposed to give up until they find out what is causing something, but apparently, his doctors don’t care. I have tried nurse hotlines, two doctors, and a walk-in clinic.

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Get him the liquid stool softener

My doctor changed her formula and that changed everything !

I give my son pairs and pair purée natural pair juice
And whole meal bread
Helps him a lot
Milk clogs them up to
So maybe little less milk and more food :slightly_smiling_face:

You need to do the laxatives for at least a week. Get him going on a normal schedule. One a child poops and it hurts, they have a tendency to hold it and make it worse because they are scared it will hurt again. If you get him on a regular schedule pooping, he will see that it doesnt hurt and will start going again more on his own. My son went thru this.

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Lots of prunes to eat. Prune juice. My kiddo drank a cap full of miralax once a day with his evening bottle.

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Have you tried prune juice ? For best results try to warm it up for a little , but if he doesn’t like it warm give it to him cold it’s still going to work

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Prune juice or mairalax will help

My oldest went thru this her first yr of life … I also used suppositories for her she not only had constipation but also trapped gas … Later we found out she had problems digesting milk products.

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a probiotic for infants helps

Poor little guy, it sounds like needa more water, maybe apple juice, prune juice, watered down. And switching formulas might help.

My kid had that problem, and she turned out to be lactose intolerant. I changed her formula and the problem was fixed

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Try a stool softener like muralax.

Give him a couple of jars of pears… also half cap of miralax a day (my son needed a little more than half a cap.) it’s safe

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Try prune juice, 2 oz and 2 oz water. Always did wonders for my kid since she was always a little backed up as well. She’s one now and now I have to give her like .25 oz of prune and the rest all water in the bottle because she likes the taste :joy:. Good luck I know how frustrating it is when you’re worried if ur kiddo pooped today or not.

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He might have an allergy to the formula. It sounds like it’s making him constipated, and he isn’t getting enough fluids.

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Have you tried prunes? Baby food or prune juice? Worked like a charm for my babies.

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This was a total game changer for my son. At 12 months I switched him to a probiotic in his whole milk. It’s available on Amazon and decently priced. Some days I only needed to give him half a packet. Good luck!

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My daughters always had large stools too. We gave her pear juice and switched up formula. She’s 7 now and still has stools larger than anything I’ve ever seen. I think it’s just her body :frowning: because she goes every day, so she’s not constipated

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Give him some apple juice