My daughter is going to be 3 next month, and has been suffering with constipation since before 6 months of age. Since that time, she has been on Miralax powder. 17 grams daily, though now that she's older, and potty training, I play with the dosage so that her stools aren't TOO loose.
She cannot go more than two days without this medicine, or she can legit not poop, and will stand in a corner, legs tightly crossed, butt cheeks squeezed together like vice grips, and crying. She won't willingly go poop on her potty, but will pee no problem.
Her pedi won't refer her to a gastroenteroligist until she is 3, which is right around the corner, but this constipation issue keeps dragging us backwards in the potty training department. She either goes too much, too little, or not at all. Never a happy medium. I've cut down her intake of binding foods (cheese and bananas, primarily, because she LOVES them - but I have to just not buy them often or she'll always want them.) I don't know what else to do. I want her to not associate pooping with pain, and to be able to go to school without doing this and feeling embarassed and scared when that time comes.
Anyone else have similar issues with their toddler? If so, what remedies did you try? And how did you work with it while potty training?