My son is 3 yrs old, he is potty trained, and has been for a while. We havent had any issues until recently. He with-holds is poop until he absolutely cannot hold it anymore, and then its a painful experience for him. He is very picky and has some sensory issues so his diet isnt as varied as it should be (which would really help, I know) but until we get to the doctor I can only do so much in that department...
Any tips on how to get him to go, we have just sat, bribed, sat until he is crying trying to get him to go... I just dont understand why suddenly (the past 2 weeks or so) this has been such a big issue.
Low dose of mirilax in his drinks would help keep things soft. Avoid binding foods (bananas, cheese and other dairy). Having a painful experience can start a downward spiral into encopresis. I would recommend some research on the subject and if you feel it's necessary then either find or ask for a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist.
*one note, many people will recommend you up the amount of fiber, however keep in mind that you must also up the amount of liquids you give him because additional fiber with less fluids can make the problem worse.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:41 PM on Nov. 13, 2012
Answer by midnightmoma at 1:20 PM on Nov. 13, 2012
Answer by lovemybaby283 at 2:59 PM on Nov. 13, 2012