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How can you treat your toddler's constipation caused by diet?

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To soften the stools and make them easier to pass, increase the amount of fluid and fiber your child gets each day. High-fiber foods include fruits and fruit juices that contain sorbitol (prune, mango, pear), vegetables (broccoli, peas), beans, and whole-grain breads and cereals. Limit foods that can increase constipation, such as fatty foods that are low in fiber.

From: Toddler Constipation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation in Children." American Academy of Pediatrics: "Constipation."  St. Louis Children's Hospital: "Constipation." Children's Memorial Hospital. , September 2006.




Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

 

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 09, 2016

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SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation in Children." American Academy of Pediatrics: "Constipation."  St. Louis Children's Hospital: "Constipation." Children's Memorial Hospital. , September 2006.




Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

 

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 09, 2016

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