Health: Infant, Miralax

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At Wits End with Diaper Rash

My son has had a bad diaper rash off and on for over a month to the point that his but gets all red and almost raw. At times you would think we were killing him to change his diaper. We are hoping we can get him potty trained but he shows no interest even though we tell him his bottom will stop hurting. He continues to tell us after the fact. He has also been constipated for at least a month and we have been giving him Miralax and trying to get the right dose down. We have not changed his eating habits at all, but noticed this started when...


Gasy or Colic?

I have a five week old boy and I am breastfeeding and he is really gasy....

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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6 Month Old Cries and Screams While Pooping!

My baby has been eating solid foods for about 3 weeks or so, and the last 4-5 days having more solid BMs. Just the last three days he's been crying/screaming out of nowhere and I discovered it's happening while he's pooping. I know it's probably hard to get used to a more solid BM for babies, just wondering if this is normal? His poops seem completely normal, (not super hard or anything) and after he's done and changed, he's fine.


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Introducing Solids to Daughter, Digestion Is Tough

I have a 5 month old daughter just starting out on some solids. We prepare fresh fruits, veggies, oatmeal and rice. She also enjoys cherrios and graham crackers. Obviously her digestion has changed, but should she labor with bowel movements? I think this may be the reason she was up crying every two hours tonight. Anyone have the same experience and any suggestions? I will discuss with our family doctor next visit.


Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...


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So Frustrated with Daughter Being Sick - Vent

My daughter has been dealing with stomach issues since last winter. I went from a very health child who had perfect attendance at school to a child who was miserable every morning complaining of stomach pain and who missed 9 days last school year and so far has missed 3 days this year. Last winter when this all started I took my daughter to the pediatrician and they started out saying that she had drainage (she did have a headcold at the time) and that the drainage was making her stomach hurt. They put her on something to help with the...


Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Need Help Fast...2 Yr Old Holding in Poop

She has issues with constpation and is on miralax everyday. Long story short we stoped giving it for a couple days and now she is backed up and hasn't pooped for days. She says she has to go but refuses to sit on the potty and will stand and clinch her butt cheeks. So I offered to put a pamper on her and she still clinched. I started the miralax up again 2 days ago and have tried warm baths but she will not let it out. The pharmacy told us to try pedialax but we have the fruit punch kind and it has to go in 6 oz of liquid and she can taste...


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Infant with Constipation

Hello. My little boy is almost 11 months and has always been irregular when it came to his dirty diapers, but now it down right hurts (both him and me). He has recently been straining so hard (to produce not so much) that he cries and cries. He even got a little hemmeroid. We are giving him pear and apple juices and feeding him prunes, and have even given a few suppositories but we hope his little body will soon regulate everything. Is there any advice on foods to give or remedies anyone else has had with this problem? Thanks in advance.


Infant Very Fussy

I'm just trying to figure out what my 3 week old needs! She seems very fussy...

Potty Training

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Any Moms Use Miralax?

Hi Everyone! I am just curious if any of you have used Miralax for your little ones. I have a seriously constipated 3 yr. old who was actually impacted the other day. Dr. prescribed Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for him to use daily. I have no objection to using it, we have tons of patients on it in our Internal Med office, but they are adults. I would like to know how your kiddos reacted to it, any tips or tricks you found helpful, etc. Trust me, I have tried everything possible to ease this naturally through diet for him. ...


When to Potty Train?

I have twin girls, almost 18 months old. One of my daughters is constantly...

Sleeping Habits

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How Much Miralax Should I Give My 6 Yo?

I have a stopped up little girl who is just recently out of pull-ups for BM's and is scared, therefore, resistant to "let it go" in the potty. Her Ped suggested Miralax, but I don't know how much to give her. I just bought a bottle at CVS and it says 17 grams for 16-adult. Anyone know how much to give?? Thanks everyone!