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why does my son get constipated unless he has apple juice through out the day.

My son is two years old and still in diapers he has always had a problem pooping since he was born. I have had to give him apple juice in order for him to go. I make sure I give him plenty of water but if I do not give him apple juice at all for that day he gets constipated. It doesn't sound normal to me.

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cherisse4

Asked by cherisse4 at 3:09 PM on Oct. 4, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • define constipated?
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:22 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • he screams when he has to push it out and it is hard
    cherisse4

    Comment by cherisse4 (original poster) at 3:31 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • What else does his diet consist of?
    Does he go daily?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:32 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • What do you feed him, do you feed him fruits and veggies? Sounds to me like you need to get more fiber and liquids in him.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 3:33 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • so, what has his doctor said about this??
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:33 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • he isn't really a picky eater he will eat what I give him. fruits, vegies, grains. But he eats like a bird. He doesn't drink milk or eat a lot of cheese. But I do give him almond milk. I have a doc apt for him soon but when I addressed this with the doc before she didn't seem to concerned about it she just said to put more fiber in his diet, well it doesn't seem to be working good enough. Not sure what to do.
    cherisse4

    Comment by cherisse4 (original poster) at 3:58 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • Not sure what to do.

    Talk to his doc!!
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 4:24 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • hard poop is not necessarily constipation
    constipated is the inability to go or the incomplete evacuation of the bowels

    if he is given softener everyday (juice in this instance) then he may simply be unaware that some straining and possible mild stretching of the anus is common.

    think about it. i am sure you have had at least one poop that you could possibly equate to birth. doesn't mean you were constipated and in need of a laxative. just that it was large.
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 4:56 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • switch cows milk to almond milk

    cows milk can make too hard

    and almond has same amount of good stuff plus more
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 5:38 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

  • What does his doctor say about this?
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:32 PM on Oct. 4, 2013

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