Yes definitely the child has constipation
. The most common reason is dietary issues..
Please follow the following instructions and see if it helps..
Increase fluid intake more of water.
Food that helps move the bowels are as follows.. try adding or increasing the following food intake..
Banana, Papaya, tomato, more fiber as you have mentioned .
Foods to be avoided:
prepared proteinous food (cooked- / baked- / fried- / steamed- / canned-, or
heated in any other way- -fish, -meat, -beans, -grains and soy-products)
- dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, quark etc. from whatever animal)
- wheat products (bread, pasta, cookies, pastries etc.)
- somehow, supplementary iron can also cause constipation.
- supplementary calcium
Drugs: You can start with mild laxative initially with Milk of Megnesia 5 ml twice daily for ten days then reduce to 5 ml once night for a week and check if he is better..