my 6 yo is always constipated

Annemaree - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 6 yold daughter since birth has had trouble to poo she sits for ages then i usually have to end up helping her by pulling it out ive been to docs and they say parachoc sorry it dosnt work , grapes , prunes , dont work either i hate seeing her in so much pain any ideas

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Evelyn - posted on 04/29/2010

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most kids are like that, so more fruit, vegetable, juices and lots of water. I have a natural fiber product that I take everyday, tastes like orange juice and is the best for adults and children. Message me on my wall if you want to !
Evelyn

Brittiny - posted on 04/29/2010

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I have the same problem with my 2yr old daughter. The best I can come up with is this.. we have had to limit the amout of cheese and milk that she takes in in a day.. and boost the water intake. We also give her an over the counter fiber supplement - in gummy form (made by Pedia-Lax... but if you give your dtr a multivitamin, you have to space them out and not give together). The recommended dose is one gummy, three times a day, but we are able to get by with only one per day. Also, make sure that she is active to get those bowels moving (but what 6 yo isn't?). Good Luck!

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My son used to get constipated when he was an infant and toddler. Once it was so bad that we had x-rays done and the dr. told us to use Philip's Milk of Magnesia to make him go. We had to use it for 3 days to empty his bowels and then use Miralax every day until he was pooping every single day. We used the Miralax for over a month. Then, we made sure that he was eating lots of high fiber foods such as fruits and veggies, and drinking lots of water. It worked for us and he has not had a problem in well over a year now. Good luck to you!

Payal - posted on 04/27/2010

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poor baby! have u tried stopping her rice and toast? give lots and lots of water too. all the best!

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