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This definitely sounds like a problem you may need to approach the doctors with. If she's truly not eating sufficiently for a long period of time, you need to find out why; there are some conditions that manifest as an unwillingness to eat. She may also be allergic to something common which is causing digestive upset. On the other hand, she may just be ...


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It's only been a couple of weeks, so this is not a habit yet. It is a fairly reasonable response to a painful experience. Give him time; he needs it. If he was constipated and had a large, hard stool, he could have sustained a small anal fissure, which can go unnoticed (no blood seen; usually there are a few drops on toilet tissue or undies/diaper.) These ...


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Our breastfed baby had the same pattern - a marked decrease in number of bowel movements, although not as extreme as once per week, but more like every 2 or 3 days. Their digestive systems developing rapidly at this age to get ready for solids. La Leche League also makes note of this pattern: It is also normal for a breastfed baby older than six weeks to ...


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Basically I agree with @Nilah's answer. Once a child gets constipated badly enough that it causes a significant amount of pain to pass stool, they decide to hold it in until they can't anymore, and it tends to be hard and painful again, reinforcing the cycle of painful defecation leading to withholding leading to painful defecation. Sidenote - I believe ...


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I have had exactly the same problem with my now three-year old. He would not make a poo at all, holding it on days (sometimes four or five) at a time. He complained about aching stomach and was crying a lot. We found suppositories the best way to go with him, as various medicines would not work for him. Also, we have changed the diet: lots of home-made soups,...


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One of the causes of constipation is Withholding of stool as a result of past discomfort (1) and what you further describe sounds like the constipation then leads to soiling ("when he can't hold it anymore"). It seems that he may also fulfill one of the two Rome III criteria for children of four years or older: History of retentive posturing or ...


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