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Why does my Daughter keep getting backed up?

She has amazing eating habbits! She'll pick apples and carrots over chocolate and ice cream. She loves muffins so I've gone to giving her the fiberfilled sorts but it just doesn't seem to do much. We are wondering if its possible that our iron rich well for drinking water might be the problem?

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Fioismommy

Asked by Fioismommy at 7:50 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Health

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  • Excess iron will definitely constipate some people. Perhaps a Brita pitcher would be a good investment. You could filter the water for her at least part of the time. to reduce iron intake..
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:53 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Definitely. Iron always constipates me if I have to take it.
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 7:55 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Does she eat white foods, like white rice, white pasta, white bread, etc.?

    Does she drink enough water?

    Does she eat a lot of dairy or bananas? Both are constipating.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:41 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • What do you consider, "backed up"? How often does she go?
    asiamommi

    Answer by asiamommi at 9:25 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

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