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2mo. old needs help pooping

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  • Posted By: edgymom
  • July 13, 2007
  • 08:58 PM

Help, I have a 2 month old son who was born completely healthy. He is a breastfed baby and at 2wks he stopped pooping I was not concerned until 2wks went by with just streaks of poop. So I took him to the hospital were he was diagnosed with an enlarged anus muscle. My family now gives him an enema twice daily to keep his colon empty. I have also been doing some reflexology techniques. All this is helping empty his colon but I have not figured out how to stop him from crying for hours while he tries to poop on his own or during an enema. The doctors have tried laxatives for a couple weeks but just seemed to make things worse. I have been told repeatedly he will grow in to it, that there is no time frame on how long all of this will go on. If anyone knows of techniques or heard of anything like this please let me know?:confused:

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  • I am sorry your little one is having such trouble, and would like to suggest he is having an allergic reaction, possibly to your breast milk or to foods that you are ingesting. This may sound crazy to you, but please consider a form of therapy called NAET - Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique. www.naet.com to find a practitioner near you. You would need to treat your son through a surrogate, usually yourself, but I think this treatment would really help your son. NAET is noninvasive, safe, and extremely effective for diagnosing and clearing an allergic reaction. What sort of foods are you eating? Do you eat a lot of dairy, wheat, soy, corn, or other items? Allergies are one of the most commons causes of colic and intestinal upset in babies and toddlers. Western allergy testing is not very accurate IME. And laxatives do not address the root cause of his problems. There is something else happening other than his functional diagnosis of enlarged anus muscle. NAET can get to the bottom of this and clear out the allergy so he no longer has these problems. Please just consider this. Other than that, I would suggest going on a rotation diet and eating bland foods for awhile and see if there is any change. Google rotation diet for suggestions on this. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • May I suggest taking the little one to a chiropractor who has a good amount of experience adjusting babies. In my experience, if they are going to respond well to the adjustment, it will happen quickly. A friend who practiced (and still does) in Vancouver, WA, used to tell moms of constipated babies that they would fill the diaper before they left his office. Most did. When I would gently adjust babies, I would ask the mom or dad if others could watch. They almost always said yes and often there would be 6 or 7 people watching. As acuann indicates, there may be some food intolerances, and NAET is usually an excellent way to deal with those.
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  • Eat prunes and it will help him..could be allergic to something you're eating..I'd try the prunes and if he's not better within a few days, I would take him to a specialist..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • May I suggest taking the little one to a chiropractor who has a good amount of experience adjusting babies. In my experience, if they are going to respond well to the adjustment, it will happen quickly. A friend who practiced (and still does) in Vancouver, WA, used to tell moms of constipated babies that they would fill the diaper before they left his office. Most did. When I would gently adjust babies, I would ask the mom or dad if others could watch. They almost always said yes and often there would be 6 or 7 people watching. As acuann indicates, there may be some food intolerances, and NAET is usually an excellent way to deal with those. Yes, I forget that chiropractic can be excellent for babies and little people - just make sure you find an experienced one - ask around and get referrals. DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • My son used to have a hard time going he used to hold it in for some reason when he was a baby and would scream and cry when he had to go and it would come out in a large round ball. My doctor told me to give him some Milk of Magnesium and mineral oil everyday about a teaspoon of each twice a day. For someone that young I would say ask your doctor about the dosage but it did work for my son. It kept everything lubed so to speak so he couldn't hold it in anymore and he had to go.
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  • Pursue further, specialized testing. My 26 year old cousin was suddenly unable to void her urine one day and was taken to the hospital. She was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, an infection, allergic reaction, or trauma that affects the myelin sheath of the spinal cord. Depending upon the location (neck vertebra, back) that is affected, various muscles and nervous processes of the body are affected. This is an unusual condition that is relatively rare. I had it in 1945 when I was 7 years old and I was completely paralyzed from the hips down. Gradually some functions returned, as they will when the infection, allergy, or inflamation subsides. However, wherever the myelin sheath is scarred or otherwise affected, permanent damage results. If Transverse Myelitis is the cause, with today's diagnostic techniques, antibiotics, and other medical improvements, permanent damage should be preventable or treatable.Best wishes!
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  • hAVE YOUR CHILD EVALUATED FOR HIRSCHPRUNGS DISEASE OR OTHER GI DISORDERS SUCH AS PSEUDO OBSTRUCTION. mY BET IS ON HIRSCHSPRUNGS. WE HAVE THREE CHILDREN ALL WITH DIFFERENT LENGTH/FORMS OF IT. fOR THE TIME BEING, MINERAL OIL BY MOUTH WOULD WORK AND GET THIS CHILD TO A GASTROENTEROLOGIST OR BETTER, START WITH A PEDIATRIC SURGEON. rUN IT BY YOUR PEDIATRICAN , BUT MOST ARE COMPLETELY UNFAMILIAR WITH ACTUALLY TREATING IT.
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