Hi I m kanika and my daughter is one yr old. she is facing constipation problem regularly and she cries during passing the stool please suggest me for avoiding this constipation.

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Updated on Jul 09, 2018

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Answer:
to avoid constipation both fluid and fiber intake has to be increased. For that Give more water. If the child doesn’t take plain water include fluids like coconut water, , juices, soups etc. Give dals with husk in khichri form or add whole dals/beans/legumes to the soups. Give porridge of dalia, oats, ragi, rice flakes. Alternatively these whole cereals can be used for khichri, uttapam, upma or idlis too. Give plenty of fruits and vegetables. Hard fruits like apple, pear can be given as stew. Fruits like banana, papaya, cheeku be given as it is or in a mashed form. Avoid giving refined cereals/ maida products. If these don't help, take advice of your paediatrician. I hope this helps.

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