She'd be mortified if she knew I was posting here, but I'm at my wit's end.
Daughter is a few weeks shy of 10. For years now, she has had massive bowel movements. We're talking brick-like solidity, folks. So much so that it clogs toilets if you don't get in there w/ a chopstick and break it up before flushing. TMI, I know, but, hey, that's why I'm asking. (for months we thought the plumbing at our old house was bad; then a plumber told us just what was clogging the pipes...)
Her former pediatrician ran a battery of tests on her (originally, she also had horrible tummy cramps starting about age 5; we never did find the source. Went so far as to go to a GI doc and put her on a machine--I forget the name--similar to an MRI or Ultrasound, but she had to lie still for a full hour. They found nothing, and the tummy aches stopped about that same time, so there was no further testing. She was also tested for antibodies to gluten and that was negative, along with everything else the doc could think of; this was before I'd heard of paleo. Now, I think she does have sensitivities to gluten.)
Her current pediatrician says that overlarge bowel movements aren't that uncommon with kids. Like the prior, she suggested Miralax, which we do every couple of days.
Fast forward to a paleo lifestyle, with which the kids are mostly on board. Daughter still drinks milk--raw milk, locally sourced from pastured cows--about 1 glass/day. She's not a salad eater, but will eat veggies at meals. For the most part, she's eaten paleo for the last couple of months, albeit with more (non-wheat) cheats than her dad and I, who are very strict.
I'd hoped that paleo would fix this issue. It hasn't. And as we're no longer going out for Chinese, I'm running out of chopsticks.
Any ideas? Is Miralax a horrible thing from a health/nutrition standpoint? Are her pedi's right that this isn't that unusual in kids and she'll outgrow it?