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My 2year old son had bowel movement after each meal, the stool looks ok, is that normal?Too much fiber?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Not a problem

Most people in our society are chronically constipated.
People eating a whole foods indigenous-type diet average 2 bowel movements a day, but there is no problem with having 3 a day. I don't believe there is such a thing as too much fiber, as i know of no evidence of any harm from a high-fiber diet.

In brief: Not a problem

Most people in our society are chronically constipated.
People eating a whole foods indigenous-type diet average 2 bowel movements a day, but there is no problem with having 3 a day. I don't believe there is such a thing as too much fiber, as i know of no evidence of any harm from a high-fiber diet.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not uncommon

Soft stools after every meal in a 2yo is a bit more than usual but not a worrisom issue.
I don't see where fiber has much to do with it. The digestive tract sends a wave of "move along"signals down the intestines after a meal & sensitive kids can go every time.Excessive volume(>cup or so/day), mucousy or bloody stools would be worrisome. I see more pbs in kids who don't go regularly.

In brief: Not uncommon

Soft stools after every meal in a 2yo is a bit more than usual but not a worrisom issue.
I don't see where fiber has much to do with it. The digestive tract sends a wave of "move along"signals down the intestines after a meal & sensitive kids can go every time.Excessive volume(>cup or so/day), mucousy or bloody stools would be worrisome. I see more pbs in kids who don't go regularly.
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