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PLEASE HELP! ......................... New York 483 posts
15th Feb '13

My 3 year old son is constipated. He has problems and has since he was weaned from breastfeeding at 10 months. His belly is really big. I can't tell if it's normal or if it's real bloating. He hasn't pooped in about 4 days and keeps trying, but can't. I can't do a suppository because his poop is literally right there and the suppository just falls back out. He can't push the poop out even though it's so close. He also has barely eaten anything for a few days. Yesterday he had a half a bagel and some grapes. Today he ate string cheese. I'm giving him high fiber things, he just won't eat them. Can I give him Miralax? He drinks apple juice, but he needs something that will work fast because he's so uncomfortable and wakes up so much in the night because of it. TIA!

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
15th Feb '13

Prune juice.

1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
15th Feb '13

prune juice, or fiber.. like get fruit granola bars

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
15th Feb '13

I give my 11 month old miralax so I think it's safe to give. We use 1 tsp in an 8 ounce bottle.

......................... New York 483 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" Prune juice."


He hates it! :(

......................... New York 483 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I give my 11 month old miralax so I think it's safe to give. We use 1 tsp in an 8 ounce bottle."


Thanks! :)

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
15th Feb '13

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Yup good luck :) it works for dd within like an hr but when she was taking it she needed it everyday (she had an intolerance for formula)

A Williams76 4 kids; Rock Hill, South Carolina 39 posts
15th Feb '13

I had this same problem with my 4 yr old yesterday. I put her in a warm bath for about 20 mins and rubbed her belly counter-clock wise for about 5 mins while she was in the bath. The warm water relaxes the bottom muscles, and the rubbing of the stomach gets the intestines working. Within about 20 of getting out of the bath we had poop! Lol. She passed something about the size of an orange. And Miralax is totally safe to give. Her pedi prescribed it.

......................... New York 483 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting A Williams76:" I had this same problem with my 4 yr old yesterday. I put her in a warm bath for about 20 mins and rubbed ... [snip!] ... had poop! Lol. She passed something about the size of an orange. And Miralax is totally safe to give. Her pedi prescribed it."


Thank you! When he gets up from his nap, I'll get him in the bath.