Pre-M.O.P. for Constipated Babies and Toddlers
Early Intervention is Everything
Does your child poop XXL logs or hard "rabbit" pellets? Does your child strain or cry when trying to poop? Hide when pooping or go one or more days without pooping?
These are among the many signs of chronic constipation, a condition that must be treated aggressively, even in babies and toddlers.
Many physicians dismiss constipation in young children as a minor, temporary condition that can be resolved with prune juice, fiber, and an occasional laxative. Nothing to worry about here! She’ll outgrow it!
But instead, many of these kids worsen, eventually developing enuresis (daytime or nighttime wetting after potty training) and/or encopresis (chronic poop accidents). The vast majority of Dr. Hodges' teenage patients' toileting troubles can be traced back to constipation before age 3 — constipation that went unrecognized or undertreated.
Pre-M.O.P. resolves chronic constipation in babies, toddlers, and preschool-age children. The protocol involves laxatives and suppositories. Read our FAQ below!
The premise behind Pre-M.O.P. is simple: Act early, and you can save your child from years of discomfort, distress, and damaged self-esteem, and save yourself from the financial and emotional costs of treating enuresis and encopresis in your child.
"I wish I hadn’t believed “He’ll grow out of it,” but when you have an otherwise healthy baby, you NEVER think that the infant whose constipation your pediatrician deems “normal” could turn into a 4 1/2-year-old who never poops on his own and gets an enema every night. I wish I had been all over the constipation when he was a baby."
—a mom quoted in The Pre-M.O.P. Plan
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Get the Pre-MOP tracking chart!
Use this handy chart to track your child on Pre-M.O.P. Part 5 of The Pre-M.O.P. Plan explains why monitoring is helpful and includes tracking samples.