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What causes a bowel movement immediately after food in a toddler?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das

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Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 in Child Health
Question: My son saketh is 1 year and 2 month old. From his 6 months onwards after he had his lunch or dinner within 30 mins he will go bathroom. Is this common among children?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Gastro-colic reflex common in children

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic.

There is a phenomenon called gastro-colic reflex wherein a child may pass stool after each feed. It is frequently seen in many children and is not a cause for concern.

Hope that helps.

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