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Why is my 2-year-old always constipated?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dehydration

Usually constipation in young children is due to dehydration and not enough fiber.
Too many sweet juices and sweets will worsen this. Talk to your doctor to discuss dietary modifications and see if a short course of stool softener may help.

In brief: Dehydration

Usually constipation in young children is due to dehydration and not enough fiber.
Too many sweet juices and sweets will worsen this. Talk to your doctor to discuss dietary modifications and see if a short course of stool softener may help.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be diet

Firm stools are often due to specific dietary tendencies.
Lots of dairy (esp. Milk & cheese), starchy foods (rice, bread, potatoes, bananas), but a diet low in fiber are a typical cause. Increasing fruits & veggies- while drinking lots of water- can help. Otc fiber supplements (such as benefiber) may help. If not improving, call your doctor as some medical conditions can cause constipation.

In brief: May be diet

Firm stools are often due to specific dietary tendencies.
Lots of dairy (esp. Milk & cheese), starchy foods (rice, bread, potatoes, bananas), but a diet low in fiber are a typical cause. Increasing fruits & veggies- while drinking lots of water- can help. Otc fiber supplements (such as benefiber) may help. If not improving, call your doctor as some medical conditions can cause constipation.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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