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Child with constipation. Only milk and juice intake. Treatment?

Hi, am mother of 21/2 yrs son. He is not taking any solid foods but takes only milk,& juices. He is having some kind constipation, he is not going motion daily. Even intakes of some medicines for regular motion he is not going daily and struggles a lot when while outputting once in a week. please suggest me how to bring him to regular life style. please help.

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Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Gayathri,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

The constipation is common in some children around this age group which is known as functional constipation.

I advise you to follow the following steps to get rid from the problem.

1.Give plenty of water and oral fluids.

2. Increase dietary fiber in his diet by adding fruits, vegetables, and leafy vegetables his regular daily diet.

3. Encourage him to sit in toilet daily for 10 to 15 minutes.

4.During the time of passing hard stools you can give a oral stool softner like lactulose syrup in prescribed dose for 3 to 5 days.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Hi
Thanks for your query.
Constipation in children is mostly related to diet intake,
Since he is only having milk and juices he is not getting fiber .
I suggest you to give him a balanced diet with more of green leafy vegetables.fruits,pulses.
You have to be patient with him.
Make him to eat with other family members.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

The diet he is having is responsible for his problem.

If one takes only milk and juices the fiber content is very little. So this results in constipation.

Give your son plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Do not give him junk food like chips etc.


Give him plenty of water to drink.

Encourage him to play a lot and not to sit infront of the computer.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
in MY OPINION YOU SHOULD WITHDRAW MILK AND DIARY
CHILD NEEDS NO MILK AFTER 2 YEARS WHEN YOU ADD IT CAUSES SWELLING IN STOMACH WHICH CAUSE LOSS OF APITIGHT
WHEN YOU WITHDRAW MILK AND DIARY THE SWELLING EFFECTS WILL GO IN 3 WEEK
AND CHILD WILL ASK FOR REGULAR FOOD AND ROUTINE LIFE
JUICES FRUITS VEGETABLES ARE OK
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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