Hello all. Our 5 year old son was constipated 10 days ago but we gave him movicol and suppositories and got all the backlog out. However, he is now refusing to let his soft poo come out. He is shouting from pain and is in a very bad mood and is unpleasant to be with (very different from his regular character). He says that he is scared of it. We give him 3 movicols and Sodium picosulfate or mineral oil.
When he was 3 years old, he was withholding his poo for a while but it stopped after a few months and he was pooing without a problem in the toilet since then.
I do not want to let the poo issue dictate our family life but we can't really do much because he is so upset and in so much pain.
What I don't know is how will he ever overcome this fear and what should be our strategy about helping him without driving all of us insane with stress.