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A 33-year-old female asked:

My kid suffering from constipation,normally he follows regular pattern bplz. suggest fast acting remedy , so minimize my kids discomfort?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Dietary Changes: Child's age unknown which makes it difficult to be specific. Constipation occurs from inadequate dietary fiber & water, also toddlers & children delay defecation (too busy playing etc.). For age 2 yrs & older should increase fresh fruit/vegetables, beans, whole grains. Daily fiber intake = child's age in yrs plus 5 gms/day. Offer minimum 32 oz water daily. See your doctor if child under age 2 yrs.
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Last updated Jul 7, 2017

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