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How can you establish regular bathroom times to treat encopresis?

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The child should sit on the toilet for five to 10 minutes after breakfast and again after dinner every day. Some families must alter their daily routines to accomplish this, but it is a crucial step, particularly for school-aged children. Sitting on the toilet right after a meal takes advantage of the “gastrocolic reflex,” intestinal contractions that naturally occur after eating.

From: Encopresis WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Pediatrics.

American College of Gastroenterology.

UpToDate.com: "Chronic functional constipation and fecal incontinence in infants and children: Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

SOURCE:

American Academy of Pediatrics.

American College of Gastroenterology.

UpToDate.com: "Chronic functional constipation and fecal incontinence in infants and children: Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

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