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When are children and infants most likely to have constipation?

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  • In infants, when you first begin the switch from formula to solid foods
  • In toddlers, when toilet training first begins
  • In older children, around the time they start school

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: “Constipation in Children.”

Mayo Clinic: “Constipation in children.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Constipation in children.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Constipation in Children.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: “Constipation in Children.”

Mayo Clinic: “Constipation in children.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Constipation in children.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Constipation in Children.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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