My child is constipated, what should I do?

Q&A - for Parents

What Should I Do When My Child Is Constipated?

Kids these days often eat lots of processed and unhealthy foods and the result is a very common problem, constipation.

Making a habit of including some of these great high fiber foods every day can really help!

Fruits including;

–  prunes

– pears

– peaches

– figs

– apples

– pineapple

Vegetables including;

– broccoli

– carrots and beans

– beans

Whole grains including;

– whole grain breads and cereals

– brown rice

– flax

– oatmeal

Hydration and Exercise

Don’t forget to encourage your child to consume lots of water and be physically active.

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Rebecca Bergel, RD

About Rebecca Bergel, RD

Rebecca Bergel is a Registered Dietitian with over 12 years of experience in pediatric and adolescent nutrition. Practice areas include: infant feeding, failure to thrive, underweight/overweight, picky eating, GI issues, sports specific nutrition, behavioral issues around eating & food allergies.

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