I am wondering if this goes in the special needs since I have to care for my daughter differently. Her condition means she has a small anus and it is in the wrong spot. It is too close to her girly bits. She can NOT eat anything that constipates her. She is going to be 6 months real soon and the doc and WIC has said to give her solids. I even get WIC checks for baby food, bananas and baby cereal. She CAN NOT have the cereal or bananas and I told WIC. But they can not up her formula at all from the 7 cans that they knocked her down too :(
Well question is, I have to dilate her butt 3 times a week. It is a 7mm dilator but it seems to glide in with ease, no lube or anything. The specialist said it would help her poop too. She hasnt pooped in a day (she is supposed to poop daily because her of condition) and I dilated her butt and it didnt make her go. I dont know what to do. She hasnt gone and I am afraid when she does it will be too thick. SHe has only been having carrots and squash, The carrots help her explode (the docs prefer she does) but she has had the squash, which I was told will help too, but it seems when she has it, it backs her up. I dont know what to do, I dont want to keep feeding her solids if it is going to stay backed up :(
I probably make no sense, so sorry for my random post. I just dont know what to do :(
I would give her prunes and pears they are great for pooping.
Or just stop the solids and buy more formula. good luck
Quoting :) D and J's momma :):" I am wondering if this goes in the special needs since I have to care for my daughter differently. Her ... [snip!] ... if it is going to stay backed up :( I probably make no sense, so sorry for my random post. I just dont know what to do :("
I would make sure she is drinking and eatting things that aid in the process. Has the doc mentioned feeding her other kinds of cereal? And the other ladies are correct prunes and pears would help too.
No kinds of cereal are good, supposedly for her. She has been eating the carrots for a bit and they have been helping her go 2x a day. I have prunes, I may give her some since that does seem to help. The specialist told me the formula can also back her up. She has a milk sensitivity and her formula give her the poops but can have a reverse effect. She can not go on soy because it willr eally back her up. I am just so lost. I will try prunes in a bit since she just had a bottle.
And Jheri Ames, for some reason I thought pears would do what applesauce does. Which I was told can go either way and it is on the list of the "do not feed". I can try those too
Quoting :) D and J's momma :):" No kinds of cereal are good, supposedly for her. She has been eating the carrots for a bit and they have ... [snip!] ... do what applesauce does. Which I was told can go either way and it is on the list of the "do not feed". I can try those too"
That really does not make sense with the cereal. Oatmeal is known for aiding in digestion and being high in fiber, I would think it would/could help.
If I was in your situation, I would see about getting a letter from the doctor stating that she can not tolerate normal baby foods and needs more formula. I know that works here for getting the more expensive formulas, there has to be something WIC does in these circumstances.
Quoting Jheri Ames:" Is it because they are acidic?"
no idea. they just said that they have seen it go both ways and it can bind.
I hope things are well with your daughter. My almost 3month old baby girl has been diagnosed with Anterium/Anterior Anus, the same thing that you have described. She is due to have a procedure done in the OR to see exactly where the muscle is in her rectum, to determine if surgery or dilation is necessary. As for now she has gone 10 days without a bowel movement and isn't eating much, probably due to being so backed up. This first started two weeks ago, she began throwing up repeatedly and then started throwing up bright yellow bile, so I took her to the ER and they ran several tests and she was transferred to another hospital and admitted and that is where the pediatric surgeon discovered that her anus is too close to her vagina and too small.
How are things going with your daughter? Do the doctors say if this is going to be a life long issue? There isn't mush on the internet about this diagnosis. How are you dealing with the situation? Does she need much special care?