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Child Psychology and Behaviour

My son is 3. 2 yrs old. He has constipation Problem. Every time he face problem while passing his stool and start complaining "pain ho raha hai". i have tried medicine and honey as well but nthing worked out. And due to this reason his diet s decreasing d

Malvika
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Nov 19, 2013

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Malvika

| Nov 26, 2013

Thanks Deepti i will definately try it. My son s feeling better now, still his stomach s tight and i am doing massage as well.

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Deepti gupta

| Nov 23, 2013

Lots of papaya and gripe water (sorry)

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Deepti gupta

| Nov 23, 2013

Please give your child lits of papaya and 15-20 ml grie water every day. My daughter of 3 has faced this problem for a long time. After trying every doctor, this is the only solution i found. Good luck!!

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Malvika

| Nov 22, 2013

Thanks Nidhi i hv started giving him fresh juices instead of packed one.

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Nidhi

| Nov 22, 2013

if his intake in water is low... try giving him fresh furits juices splcially the cituruis one. It has the healing property for stomach upset and also his nitriets will be balanced too

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Malvika

| Nov 21, 2013

Thanks Haritha and Shikha Batra. I will try both the methods. I hope it works.

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Shikha Batra

| Nov 20, 2013

Hi Malvika! I agree with Haritha. It is due to lack of fiber content as well as water that a child gets constipated. It is actually a vicicious cycle. If ur child has loss of appetite , he will not eat and thereby no bowel movement. And also no bowel movement means no desire to eat. So u need to break this cycle. Give less of filling food like milk etc and more of fibrous food such as whole wheat flour, dalia, brown rice, vegetables like beans, peas, etc, salad like cucumber, carrots, radish etc, fruits like papaya, watermelon, banana, grapes, apple. Please avoid giving juices, sifted or puréed food items, dishes made of refined flour as they further worsen constipation. U cud consult ur doc n give stool softeners such as lactulose based medicines n creams to apply so that child does not feel pain etc. n try breaking this cycle. N once ur child's bowel movement cycle gets regularized he will definitely feel the urge to have food. Hope this works.

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Haritha

| Nov 20, 2013

Hi Malvika, my son faces the same issue. There could be a few reasons for this - 1. they don't drink enough water. 2. They are not eating enough fibre rich food. 3. They have a tendency to be constipated. I feed my son fibre rich food and monitor his water intake, but i also realized that at such a tender age, they will need medical help. Allopathy doesn't have a great answer for kids this age, so i turned to homeopathy, and we go to a very trusted homeopathic doctor. My son takes his medication, and is not having an issue anymore. However, because we would like his constipation to be removed from the root, we are working with the homeopathic doctor to reduce his medication every month. The key is diet and water here though, so if your son dislikes vegetables (like mine does), you will need to find ways to get him to eat a balanced diet anyway. All the best!

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