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Child has constipation, used liquid glycerine suppository

hello, My 3 year old son has been suffering from constipation last couple of weeks.His diet consists mainly on lots of vegetables, fruits, water, soy milk, coconut water, quinoa, OJ once a day,salmon 4 times a week and grassfeed beef or lamb. I keep him away from white bread, zero candies, sodas, cookies, sugar. I am giving him probiotic gummies, fiber gummies, one teaspoon of miralax in his morning milk. However, he continues extremely constipated. Last Thursday I applied a liquid glycerine suppository, but since then he hasnt done anything. thank you for your help
Asked On : Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

Constipation is a relatively common childhood problem. Children become constipated for a number of reasons, including eating too little fiber, drinking too little liquid, taking in too much milk, or purposely trying to hold in their stool if they've had a painful experience while having a bowel movement or while they are in the process of learning to be potty-trained.

You may include rice, cooked carrots, bananas, cheese, and yogurt.

your kid needs a reasonable amount of exercise time and movement — running, jumping, time with playground equipment, etc.

Stick with no more than 2 to 3 six-ounce cups of milk a day. Exceeding this amount may encourage more constipation.

Try popping your child on the potty for five to ten minutes after each meal .

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.
Answered: Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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