my daughter is 19 months. she has always had problems with pooping. but for the last few months she has been holding her poop. she will stand with her cheeks clinched holding it in. i have to do liquid suppositorys to help her poop. i have tryed everything to keep her going but she just holds it in. why does she do this? does anyone else have this problem? please help!!!Answer Question
Answer by coala at 10:13 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
Trying to potty train would be the absolute worst thing to do. When you try to potty train too early, 19 months is too early, a child can start holding poop in because of fear of pooping and get very, very constipated. It can even lead to fistulas and infections and bleeding around the anus. It can be deadly.
You want to do what you can to help her poop in her diaper. Stop constipating foods like milk and milk products. When you see any signs she might be starting to have a bowel movement then help her squat and move the poop out and into her diaper. My grandson is the same age and squating is the normal thing for kids to do. Change the diaper right after so she doesn't have to stay in the dirty diaper. Some kids don't like dirty diapers, others could stay in them all day.
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