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Jun 06, 2010
pending BM stops eating
My FTT, GER daughter seems SO affected by her bowel movements. She's FTT b/c she's always limited her volume, but it's SO obvious when she's about to have a BM b/c she can barely eat/drink anything. She's on Miralax, but sometimes we wonder if that makes it worse...

So, is it "typical" for kids (normal or GERD) to be this sensitive? What goes in the top end of her GI tract is SO directly related to what comes out the bottom end...

Jun 06, 2010
BM affects eating
Think of the gastrointestinal tract as one long tube from the mouth to the rectum (which the tract essentially is). If stool is stuck in the end of the tube, pressure bsometimes backlogs to the stomach and creates discomfort, thus lack of desire to eat. Even if not constipated, bearing down to have a BM increases pressure on the stomach and therefore GERD and sometimes overt vomiting. I know this happened more often with Clara when she was 3 months old. She might not vomit as easily now but she doesn't want to eat when passing gas or having a BM. It is too uncomfortable.
Jun 13, 2010
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
my youngest daughter did this A LOT. she to is/was FTT and and she was soooo uncomfortable and affected her so badly we had her checked out for hirschsprung's disease.

she is not a gerdling but she would not eat and be uncomfortable for hours some times even a day or so before having a b/m. after it was over she was fine, it was the weirdest thing!

the dr explained to me that it's hard for them to think about eating when you are constipated cause your belly is just so full and uncomfortable, and that made sense.

mirilax did absolutely nothing for her. since she wouldn't drink a lot, the meds wouldn't work. Mirilax needs A LOT of free water to work b/c it is an osmotic laxative. what worked really well for us was a combo of milk of magnesia and senna for babies. talk it over with your dr and see if you can get a new plan of action going for her to make her more comfortable. good luck!
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