my two years baby girl is suffering fron severe constipation,i dun understand wot should her diet?
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Laura - posted on 12/11/2010
Ayesha, you need to consult with your doctor or pediatriacian since this has been an on-going situation.
In the meantime, she needs to eat more high-fiber foods. Whole grains (limit products made from white flour or that are pre-packaged and proccessed), fresh fruits and vegetables are natural ways to get more fiber in the diet. Limit the amount of dairy products, especially cheeses, and meats that she consumes. Prune juice can help, too. Since she is only 2, she doesn't need much, just a few ounces in her cup with an equal amount of water should work. I hope this helps and good luck!
Mrs. - posted on 12/11/2010
Yeah, check with your doctor. I echo what Laura said about high fibre and prune juice. With my 17 month old, we warm up her milk (if she is no longer on the bottle, try her sippy cup) and put two tablespoons of prune juice in it. My daughter loves it, it's like chocolate milk, almost. Usually, if we give her like 6/7 ounces of the mixture, a bowel movement will follow. Another food that loosens things up is coconut milk, we sometimes make her smoothies with a bit of banana, blueberries, a drop of agave, vanilla and a heavily amount of coconut milk (plus her regular milk, goat's milk, to make it more liquidy). This loosens her bowel up as well.
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