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Breastfeeding and Constipation - Toddler

My 3.5 yr old daughter is still breastfeeding. She also is afraid of pooping because she says it hurts. She holds in her poop. We added water, fiber and even laxatives and try to talk with her about pooping. We've been to doctors many times. Several doctors told me to stop breastfeeding, and my husband wants me to. They say that she refuses vegetables and fruit and other fiber rich food because she is full from breastfeeding. I think breastfeeding has a lot of emotional and health benefits for her, and that her constipation might even get worse if I stop, since breastmilk has so much water in it. Should I listen to the doctors and stop breastfeeding? Will that help my daughter get hungrier and eat more fiber? Thanks for your help. This is a stressful situation.
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replied March 11th, 2018
Hello.
Welcome to this forum.
You are staying with your wrong belief regarding breastfeeding and that hampers the poor babies health. Breastfeeding after two years is of no use and if you continue this,,,, it will further worsen the constipation and baby's development.I think you know these all very well but fails to realize. Answer or suggestion here is very simple : stop the breastfeeding and expose the child to normal foods.
Hope I can address your query. Please visit your doctor if there is any further confusion as without a clinical examination it is not possible to opine through an online medical forum.


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