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Crying when pooping Mommyof2B 2 kids; Torrance, California 2823 posts
19th Jun '13

I have a 23 month old and recently he had just gotten over a cold. This past 3 mornings he would cry every time he poops and it's not big it's just a small round dough. At first he seem constipated but now I just don't know if it hurts him every time he poops or if he's just constipated still. I have already given him a cup of apple juice and the other day a cup of grape juice. Would that help? TIA

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
19th Jun '13

Small round hard pebbly like poops are a sign of constipation. He is probably constipated. Let up on dairy, increase grains, and maybe give him some gas drops so his tummy doesnt hurt so much.



If he keeps acting upset, call his pedi for suggestions..but they will probably tell you to try to increase his juice intake, try something you know makes him go, maybe give him a suppository, or try an enema. Miralax is our go to though, it doesnt forcefully make my kid go, it isnt unpleasant for him either.(we do half a cap full)

Mommyof2B 2 kids; Torrance, California 2823 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting j0des(+2):" Small round hard pebbly like poops are a sign of constipation. He is probably constipated. Let up on ... [snip!] ... Miralax is our go to though, it doesnt forcefully make my kid go, it isnt unpleasant for him either.(we do half a cap full)"

Thank you but I don't have anything besides juice so I'll try to increase his apple juice intake.