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My daughter who is 6yrs old Has stools that are little balls, clumped together.

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics
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In brief: Increase fiber

Dried beans (limas, navy, chickpeas, cannellini and many others) are a very efficient way to improve a child's stool habits.
Cook soft and then use in salads. Baked beans laced with molasses and brown sugar are another palatable way to get fiber into your child's diet - measure 1/2 cup and put in a "special bowl" with a small spoon. Bulk water absorbent laxatives work but are not as appealing.

In brief: Increase fiber

Dried beans (limas, navy, chickpeas, cannellini and many others) are a very efficient way to improve a child's stool habits.
Cook soft and then use in salads. Baked beans laced with molasses and brown sugar are another palatable way to get fiber into your child's diet - measure 1/2 cup and put in a "special bowl" with a small spoon. Bulk water absorbent laxatives work but are not as appealing.
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics

In brief: Constipation

Your daughter needs to drink lots of fluids including water & prune juice & go on high fiber diet with plenty of fresh or cooked fruits & vegitables, cut down apples, bananas, rice, avoid tea or ice tea, make her sit on the towelette after dinner or any other meal daily, same time for 15 minutes to develop the habit & reflex to move her bowel daily.
If no change take her to her pediatrician.

In brief: Constipation

Your daughter needs to drink lots of fluids including water & prune juice & go on high fiber diet with plenty of fresh or cooked fruits & vegitables, cut down apples, bananas, rice, avoid tea or ice tea, make her sit on the towelette after dinner or any other meal daily, same time for 15 minutes to develop the habit & reflex to move her bowel daily.
If no change take her to her pediatrician.
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: She needs more fiber

in her diet.
This can be provided by more fruits and veggies, whole grain cereals and breads in her diet. Be sure to increase her intake of water as well. Check food labels for fiber content. Milk, dairy, white bread, rice and pastas are very low in fiber, often a child's favorite foods. If she refuses a diet change, then using fiber supplements or MIralax (polyethylene glycol) is an alternative.

In brief: She needs more fiber

in her diet.
This can be provided by more fruits and veggies, whole grain cereals and breads in her diet. Be sure to increase her intake of water as well. Check food labels for fiber content. Milk, dairy, white bread, rice and pastas are very low in fiber, often a child's favorite foods. If she refuses a diet change, then using fiber supplements or MIralax (polyethylene glycol) is an alternative.
Dr. Clarene Cress
Dr. Clarene Cress
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