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« on: August 07, 2013, 09:05:59 PM »

OK, this probably should be filed in the TMI file, but for all of you parents, orthodox and non-orthodox alike, out there, what is the best way to "stop up" my little boy's colon?  for the past few days, we've had to change a dirty diaper about three or four times a day and with that, much of the time, an outfit.  It's not diarrhea, he's just going a lot more than usual.  I've been told that certain fruits, e.g. applesauce and bananas can help turn off the spigot and we've fed him those with no change.  It may also well be a little stomach bug, but I'm afraid that  if this continues, he may not be allowed at daycare.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Again, sorry for the TMI.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 09:10:41 PM »

OK, this probably should be filed in the TMI file, but for all of you parents, orthodox and non-orthodox alike, out there, what is the best way to "stop up" my little boy's colon?  for the past few days, we've had to change a dirty diaper about three or four times a day and with that, much of the time, an outfit.  It's not diarrhea, he's just going a lot more than usual.  I've been told that certain fruits, e.g. applesauce and bananas can help turn off the spigot and we've fed him those with no change.  It may also well be a little stomach bug, but I'm afraid that  if this continues, he may not be allowed at daycare.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Again, sorry for the TMI.

Ask your doctor, but it sounds like he is normal. You do not want to overmedicate the little one. Drugs do terrible things.

When my son was little, pooping three to four times a day was normal. He was a breastfed baby. Thank God that he was not constipated. Otherwise, he could have cried and had other problems like gas and colic.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 10:57:24 PM »

Sounds normal to me. Is he still nursing? Did you recently start solids or heavier foods? I've worked in preschools and daycares and as long as it isn't diarrhea versus normal poo they won't send him home.

Does kiddo like cheese and is he old enough to eat it? If so give him 1-2oz. of it, that works better than the fruits for some.

If he is breastfed maybe mom ate something that is upsetting his digestive system; had it happen a few times with my boys.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 11:16:49 PM »

have you checked with the pediatrician?  my one son had a virus once that gave his diarrhea for nearly a month.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 12:42:49 AM »

Sounds normal to me. Is he still nursing? Did you recently start solids or heavier foods? I've worked in preschools and daycares and as long as it isn't diarrhea versus normal poo they won't send him home.

Does kiddo like cheese and is he old enough to eat it? If so give him 1-2oz. of it, that works better than the fruits for some.

If he is breastfed maybe mom ate something that is upsetting his digestive system; had it happen a few times with my boys.

He's 13 months old and we switched him from formula to whole milk a month go.  He pretty much eats what we eat though we haven't given him cheese.

have you checked with the pediatrician?  my one son had a virus once that gave his diarrhea for nearly a month.

It's only been a few days. It's not diarrhea; he just seems to go #2 more than usual and there's lots of it. He may have a stomach bug, but i don't know for sure.  But what foods are best to stuff him up?  That's what u would like to try first.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 01:56:05 AM »

Sounds normal to me. Is he still nursing? Did you recently start solids or heavier foods? I've worked in preschools and daycares and as long as it isn't diarrhea versus normal poo they won't send him home.

Does kiddo like cheese and is he old enough to eat it? If so give him 1-2oz. of it, that works better than the fruits for some.

If he is breastfed maybe mom ate something that is upsetting his digestive system; had it happen a few times with my boys.

He's 13 months old and we switched him from formula to whole milk a month go.  He pretty much eats what we eat though we haven't given him cheese.

have you checked with the pediatrician?  my one son had a virus once that gave his diarrhea for nearly a month.

It's only been a few days. It's not diarrhea; he just seems to go #2 more than usual and there's lots of it. He may have a stomach bug, but i don't know for sure.  But what foods are best to stuff him up?  That's what u would like to try first.


Give the cheese a try. Besides the fruits you mentioned, I found that toast/bread or soft rice works good for slowing down all that as well. If he drinks fruit juices then maybe ease off those til #2 slows down a bit because most fruits are natural laxatives.

If he is fine besides going a lot, just wait a few more days and try the other foods.....you're his parent, you will know if he is sick and needing a doctor's appointment versus something that can be gotten over with time and home care.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 03:25:51 AM »

Don't try and stop him up. There is no need. Pooping multiple times a day is better than once a day for little colons as long as it isn't odd in consistency/content. Kids seem to be stopped up, or unstoppable, there isn't normally much of anything inbetween.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 03:27:12 AM »

The BRAT diet is for diarrhea; Bananas, Rice, Applesause, Toast.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 04:47:27 AM »

He's 13 months old and we switched him from formula to whole milk a month go.  He pretty much eats what we eat though we haven't given him cheese.

It may be the milk doing it. You could try goat's milk for a couple of days. I had to do that with my son, for another reason, but I don't think it was a coincidence that his poo went solid instantly on it.
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