Ok, this is really TMI, but I need some answers.
This afternoon, I was changing my 13 month old's diaper. It was wet. As I was wiping her bottom, she started grunting really loud. I could see that she was trying to pass some stool, so I just waited for her to finish so I could clean her up. She was passing a HUGE stool, and it looked like it was hard and dry!! It literally stretched the opening of her anus! I felt very badly for her, imagining how painful it must have been. Thankfully there was no tearing.
What can I give her to help her pass softer stools? She only drinks 18 oz of milk per day, and maybe an additional serving of dairy (a slice of cheese, 4 oz of yogurt, etc), so I don't think it's the dairy that is "binding her up". She also drinks 12-16 oz of water, and no juice.
Should she be drinking more water? Should I add a little apple juice to her diet?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by proleynot at 10:30 PM on Aug. 3, 2009
Answer by imtheonlysane1 at 10:39 PM on Aug. 3, 2009
Answer by GotToHaveFaith at 1:58 AM on Aug. 4, 2009