Help my toddler's constipation
May 23, 2012 6:10 PM Subscribe
Our daughter frequently suffers from constipation. It's her two year doctor visit in a couple of days. Looking for anecdotes and experiences from anyone with a toddler with a similar history that we can raise with the doctor.
posted by NailsTheCat to health & fitness (37 answers total)
Pretty much since we switched to cow's milk at one year old our daughter has had constipation. We manage it by making sure she has enough fiber and, at the doctor's recommendation, giving her Miralax. We've never liked her being on Miralax since we know it can be habit forming
but she's taking it daily.
We switched her to goat's milk a few months ago. That didn't seem to have a discernible effect. She's been to an allergy specialist and we know that she has an allergy to eggs (skin reaction mainly) and possibly to peanuts. No mention of dairy or gluten.
We desperately want to end the Miralax although the doctor has o reservations continuing it. Would like to hear of any anecdata where toddler constipation issues have been resolved that we could discuss with the doctor during the visit.