My little boy is 2 and he has previously had some severe constipation problems. This was to the point they were getting stuck and I had to help. Since seeing an amazing childrens naturopath )as Gp's just didn't seem to care), he has been on a diet free of any animal milk, and taking probiotics daily. His poos are soft now, but he still had a fear of pooing. He will wait for 4 days + and gets upset about going. He HATES me changing them and gets really upset. I am always really positive and say things like what a good boy you've done a poo, and Mummy will just help you clean up so we can go and play.... but he still cries and is SO upset. We hides too, and once when I tried to look in his nappy we cried like he had been hurt. Funny thing is, my Mum watches him 1 day a week and he is happy to poo for her (3 times, poor mum!). The GP just said give him laxatives and stool softeners and will not give me a paed referral..... so I think I will just see a private one. I don't feel good about giving him these (he said a softener for 3 months) because I don't want him to have a lazy bowel.
We have tried flower essences to ease his anxiety but that did not help. If only I could explain to him that its ok etc..... Poor little man.
Any advice? And anyone know a good paediatrician in Brisbane South (well anywhere from Bris to the Gold Coast really).
Its so upsetting to see him feel that way, in every other way he is happy and healthy, eating an excellent diet and developing so well. He is one of those boys who is always smiling and laughing.
Thanks in advance everyone!