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Old 02-03-2007, 07:11 AM   #1
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My 3yo seems to have become constipated. What can you do for children with constipation? Medicinally (OTC of course) or food. I know diet rich in fiber, but what are good fiber-ful foods?

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Old 02-03-2007, 07:13 AM   #2
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try flax seed oil and/or flax seeds sprinkled in everything they eat. cut back on dairy, eat lots of fruit like peaches.
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If it gets really bad you can give Maalox. My dd's urologist had us giving to dd every day at 2 and a half to keep her from holding in her urine (she had reflux and he said "If they're pooping, then they're peeing")
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I have some stuff we use on me and my 18.5 month old called fiber sure, it is oderless and tasteless!

for ppl ages 2 and up!
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When Celeste has a hard time going I just use some prune juice. I have done it for Amira too. Just mix in a small amount to their oatmeal, or juice they like, or even something sweet (and unhealthy!) like high c or soda. It works!
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:23 AM   #6
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I feel so sorry for him...he says it hurts (while sitting and straining) and then puts his face in his hands and says, "I'm so tired of pooping!" (which - the way he said it and coming from a just-turned-3yo...it cracked me up, but I do feel so sorry for him). I have a lot of problems with constipation too. I truly appreciate all the advice. The Fibersure? How is that used? Is it that powder they advertise that you can add to anything?
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I feel so sorry for him...he says it hurts (while sitting and straining) and then puts his face in his hands and says, "I'm so tired of pooping!" (which - the way he said it and coming from a just-turned-3yo...it cracked me up, but I do feel so sorry for him). I have a lot of problems with constipation too. I truly appreciate all the advice. The Fibersure? How is that used? Is it that powder they advertise that you can add to anything?

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Yes ANYTHING I love it! I know that sounds extreme! But once you get him moving again just give him some in his juice or cereal every day!

I use it in the v8 smoothie stuff Noah never notices and I don't either.

BTW I could totally imagine him saying the tired of pooping thing LMBO!~ Oh and I TOTALLY know how he feels. This PG has me all messed up to
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Thank you so much
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Re: Need help - Constipated 3yo

that is what i use for david. i think its the other brand, but its tasteless and odorless. david is not a fruit/veggie eater so i put that in his juice and he wont even realize
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organic mango juice always works for us. one time dd went 6 days and that was the only thing that got her moving. I hope your ds feels better.
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