Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Poop Question

My 15m old son just started on whole milk (he just got over his milk/soy allergy and was on nutramigen until now). In the last week, he's become constipated. He still makes a BM as usual, but it looks like "grown up poo." I'm trying to cut back on the amount of milk/day, although he wants it frequently, and making sure his diet is balanced.

So my question - does their poop get more solid with milk and more solids in general, or is this constipation? Again, he's "going" pretty regularly. No cow's-milk-bashing PLEASE.

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 5:28 PM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

Answers (4)
  • Cow's milk causes constipation. Human children don't need cow's milk. It's unlikely a baby would have a true milk allergy and 'outgrow' it by 15 months. If you want to give your child cow's milk you should ask for an evaluation by an allergist. Giving an allergic child milk could lead to asthma or even death.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • My friend had this problem and her daughter was lactose intolerant so she gave her soy milk until she was 3 ish. It might be the transition it could go away. Be sure he gets some water throughout the day, and also apple juice can loosen the stool as well.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Ditto to anon 2:42.

    Answer by Adelicious at 6:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Just to clarify, the allergies were determined by an allergist & testing. We have seen two different allergists and both, along with his pediatrician, said many babies with milk/soy allergies outgrow them after a year or two.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.