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Hard Poop

I need help. My 3 year old is having really hard, pebbly poop. Sometimes there is even a little blood in it. He hardly eats any dairy anymore, has only whole grain wheat bread and eats fruits and veggies every day. If he is lacking in anything, I would say he could drink more water, but he never seems thirsty when I offer it. I really don't want to start a medicinal regimen. Any suggestions?

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Asked by hootie826 at 10:35 AM on Jan. 29, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • If he never 'seems thirsty' when you offer it, MAKE him drink it anyway... water is essential.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 10:40 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • If he's getting lots of grains, that could be lots of fiber, and he needs water to go with that. I'd make him drink more water, even if he doesn't seem to be thirsty or doesn't want it. That would be why they're hard and pebbly, and with water, that should (hopefully) change.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 10:50 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Try some prunes or prune juice. Tell him he has to drink so his poopies don't hurt.

    Answer by mompam at 10:42 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Sorry, meant to say getting lots of grains, fruits and veggies, that could be lots of fiber.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 10:51 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • What fruits and veggies? Some of those can be more constipating than loosening. And yes, push the water even if he's "not thirsty"! Maybe cut down on the carbs too.

    Answer by idareyou at 10:52 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • He loves berries, oranges, apples and kiwi. He really loves bananas but I know those can be binding so I have limited those. As for veggies, he eats corn, carrots, beans, peas and really likes broccoli. I also know the cooked carrots can be binding so we have those infrequently and try to eat them raw.

    Comment by hootie826 (original poster) at 11:06 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Apple Juice every day.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:36 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Could he possibly be taking in too much iron? Is he taking a vitamin?
    Yes,push the water. He should take in at least half his body weight in oz's

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:48 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Not normal for there to be a little blood. Get a doctor's opinion too. GL

    Answer by silverthreads at 3:26 PM on Jan. 29, 2013

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