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10 months old, regularly constipated, skin tag on the bottom due to this. Advice ?

hi,my Son is 10 months old. he weaned at 6 months, had no problem until 7 months, he became constipated, since then I am giving him all fibre foods, fruits and veg, yoghurt etc. and started to give him lactulose . He goes to the toilet every day with help, otherwise he is holding his poop. If I am out with him and he has the feeling of poop I obviously cannot help him,so he holds it back. At home I have to hold his legs back and he can t hold his poop back, however the first bit is still a bit hard and too big for his bum. It hurts him. We referred to the paediatrician who gave him laxido powder. The problem is I try to make him drink water since he weaned every single day with less success, because he doesn t want to drink liquid apart from his milk. I also tried juice,so many types with no luck. He got a little lump on his bottom now from his poop thing ,doctor says is only a skin tag. If you have met with any similar or can help me what to do with him to be the same as he used to be before and go to toilet on his own I would be very happy. He is happy and healthy baby though, no problem with him apart from this above. thanks
Asked On : Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Hi thanks for question. I understand your anxiety to help your child. It is clearly evident from your description that your child is absolutely normal. Its very common that initial stool is hard and rest of the stool is well formed resulting in habitual constipation, common in this age group. luke warm water and ripe banana are natural stool softeners and lactulose also a stool softener and can be used . As you said that main problem is hard stool stucking and because of strain , skin tag appeared . Don't worry if there's no blood in stool. It can be helped by simple lubricants like glycerine suppositories. As the age grows it will improve. Take care
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