7 doctors weighed in:

My four and half year old daughter has severe constipation since she was a year old. What is suitable diet for her? Also is there any treatment?

7 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Benefiber

Chronic constipation stretches the rectum. The urge to go decreases & children withhold.
The stool becomes drier & harder leading to painful & difficult movements. It requires lengthy & persistent treatment to allow the rectum to regain muscle tone. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a tasteless, odorless powder that increases the water content of stool. Talk to your pediatrician. Goal: one soft stool per day.

In brief: Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Benefiber

Chronic constipation stretches the rectum. The urge to go decreases & children withhold.
The stool becomes drier & harder leading to painful & difficult movements. It requires lengthy & persistent treatment to allow the rectum to regain muscle tone. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a tasteless, odorless powder that increases the water content of stool. Talk to your pediatrician. Goal: one soft stool per day.