Quoting Khrystal Ann:" My babygirl is 14 months old, && everytime she tries to go potty she just screams her little ... [snip!] ... ? Eri don't like to be touched when she's going so I can't comfort her like I would like too. Thanks for the help girls ! xo"
Sure, "it's just how she is," but you can certainly help her.
i used to be a pediatric nutritionist at a hospital AND i have a constipation-prone toddler.
FIRST - avoid constipating foods.
The common ones are bananas, rice, apple sauce and cheeses. Some kids and adults find nearly all dairy to make their poop hard so you may want to try a couple of days without milk/dairy to see if that helps. Your LO NEEDS dairy so that would not be a long-term recommendation but just to see if that seems to be part of the problem.
Second - try fruit NECTARS like apricot nectar and pear nectar. Goya makes them as well as some other brands. They are very sweet and lots of toddlers like them. Do not dilute the juice/nectar as long as the problem is going on. Once the poop is softer you can consider diluted juices/nectars again.
try some "help from below." If the poop is too hard and round to come out without pain try Pedi-lax glycerin enemas or glycerin suppositiries
. They are easy to do and get results. Her little butt probably hurts so much that she is delaying having the poop... which makes for a harder, rounder poop.
I hope that helps.
Here is a link with some good info: