Our son is going to be 3 years old. Lately, he had constipation and he doesn't eat much. Now he holds back his stool because he had a rash, but now it is really hard for us to make him poo as he cries a lot. We tried to make him in Indian style toilet so it's easy for the opening but to no vail. People have told us to try many things few of them are
- Melting butter into his milk
- olive oil in milk
- milk castor oil
- orange juice
- tummy rub
- lactoloose solution
- Mix Jaggery into water and give in morning
- Currently we are giving him Movicol
Now his routine. I am very strongly opposed to ice cream as he use to consume at least 1 in summers, Ice vans and in home, he use to have corner yogurt every morning because he "wouldn't eat". Again I oppose it because a healthy breaky habit is what we have to make him get used to. Not pre-processed food like sugary yogurt, ice cream or sausages because "he would eat something". But now I strongly opposed his ice cream and sausages habit because I am very advocate for natural food. We thought it was due to full fat (blue cap) milk too, so we changed it to semi milk (green), though there was a small progress but nothing really changed.
He doesn't eat anything "fully" and a lot of his food goes to waste. Sometimes, he does eat fruit like strawberry but he evades everything saying no. The doctors aren't too concerned because they say as long as he has liquid going in, it's all good but my wife wants to make him do poo everyday. Whenever he hides behind door it means he is trying to poo but doesn't really and it goes on and on.
Now it has become an everyday when he feels like poo is coming, my wife rushes him to sit down in squat position but he cries and doesn't stop. Same thing with making him sit on toilet seat.
What can we do? His taste has developed too much towards ice creams, chocolate or juices. My wife has stopped his ice creams, chocolate a lot as we had arguement over it. Again I am opposed to those things except for juices.TBH it hurts me to see him in pain.
Sidenote - I believe that his wrong eating habits have lead him to this point, where I had stood firm but he always got away with his mum or granny.