Constipation is the condition in which an individual has reduced frequency of bowel movements, or finds difficulty in having bowel movements or clearing the bowels. It is a relatively common problem in children during toilet training period and school-going age.
Causes of constipationThere are many causes of constipation, including diet, medications, activity, diseases and disorders. Children can also suffer from intentional stool retention, which is constipation due to stress when they’re not ready for toilet training.
Massage your child’s tummy with warm hands using gentle pressure
Apples, pears and prunes are great for making bowel movements smoother
Make sure your child is drinking enough water throughout the day
Bran flakes, oatmeal, brown rice, and beans can help to soften stools
This can help to relax the anal muscles and help to pass the stool
Use a footstool to ensure that the feet are properly supported
Normal bowel movements
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