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How to help my son w/ constipation

I took him to the doc and he said that it is normal to only have a bowel 2-3 times a week. His are now coming 5 days apart and are very uncomfortable. what can I do

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kristimom8699

Asked by kristimom8699 at 6:32 PM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Health

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  • Increase his fiber and water intake. Try to get him to eat an applesauce or fruit each morning. Some people say to try prune juice or orange juice. I'd water it down though because it gives some kids bad cramps. Sorry that's all I got, Good luck!
    Allysmom11

    Answer by Allysmom11 at 6:34 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • i have answered this question soooo many times its funny but this is coming straight from my doctor use about threee ounces of water and a dollop of dark karo syrup it will work and it will not hurt your child
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 6:37 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • dark karo syrup
    hunters_mom820

    Answer by hunters_mom820 at 6:43 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • How old is your son?
    I had tried a natural supplement and it worked wonders.
    MiryamSchechter

    Answer by MiryamSchechter at 8:53 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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