Don’t feel left alone and sad that your child is suffering from constipation. Many children endure the pain, stress and embarrassment caused due to constipation which normally calls for a visit to the pediatrician. Pediatric visit becomes mandatory in around three to five percent of the cases and can affect up to 30 percent.
What is Constipation Really!!!
The way kids poop can define constipation clearly. Infrequent bowel movements or hard, dry stools fewer than three times a week over a span of at least two consecutive weeks should be classified as constipation. This may or may not be accompanied by pain.
Parents feel that a bowel movement daily is the norm for any kid and start to panic and complain if this does not happen. Each person’s normal bowel movement is different and less frequent bowel movements do not immediately mean that a child is constipated. As a parent, your duty is to familiarize yourself with your child’s bowel movements.
If you feel that your child has difficulty in pooping you can get in touch with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) before it ends up in constipation. An RDN will come up with strategies and solutions to decrease your child’s problem. The website www.firsteatright.com can help you find renowned nutritionists/ dietitians to guide you on the best foods to be consumed to avoid constipation.
Contact your pediatrician if you find that your child’s constipation continues for more than two weeks or if you find your kid suffering from fever, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen or blood in the stool.
This kind of repeated procrastination makes the stool harder and difficult to pass.
RDNs feel that constipation may be the result of including iron supplements, certain medications, picky eating habits, a steady diet of highly processed, low-fiber foods, minimal fluid intake and decreased physical activity.
How to Deal with Constipation?
RDN’s worldwide offer these general ideas to deal with constipation:
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.