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Toddler having severe constipation, bulky clay like stools causing bleeding, does not take anything apart from milk, on Miralax BID. Advice?

my toddler only wants milk to drink but he s having horrible constipation and bulky claylike stools that cause bleeding . Because he won t drink anything else, I m doing Miralax BID and an ounce or so of prune juice every day (he ll take a swig here and there before he realizes what it is). But these are not really helping. He tries to go in a seated position, and I wonder if that isn t part of the problem. I will take any suggestions!!!
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Only milk feeding is one of the cause for constipation in your child.
Solid food is to be given to improve his constipation and his growth.
Dietary fiber rich foods like boiled and mashed vegetables, mashed fruits to be given daily as they are abundant in dietary fiber and will make stool soft and bulky so that he passes stools easily.
Due to hard stools, the rectal mucosa will get bleeding.
Continur the miralax as advised by your Pediatrician.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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