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26 Sep 2006

Constipated 2,5 year old
By son of 2,5 suffers from cronic constipation. We try to include a lot of fruit in his diet and he loves oranges and naartjies. I put sucrose in his rooibos tea in stead of suger in an attempt to help his constipation. Is there anything else that I could give him? I have started with potty training but be he is not interested in using the potty for pooing.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

The secret is lots of fruit, fluid and fibre.If his diet contains plenty of these elements he should be fine. If he does not improve on this you may need to use a mild bulking agent such as Duphalac 10ml daily for a while.
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