I see your 18 mo. old cries prior to a bowl movement and seems fine afterwards. A most common cause for this behavior is âstool holding.â This usually occurs in older children during toilet training but I have seen it in children as young as yours.
If you or anyone has started toilet training I might advise you to stop. The exact cause of this stool is not completely understood but it surely is associated with toilet training.
If your child does not perceive any pressure to be toilet trained either from you or any other caretaker, and the behavior does not resolve itself with a laxative diet, she should be evaluated by her pediatrician.
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