Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ink | 2012/02/02

Q.

Childrens laxatives

Hi Doc,

I''''m a first time mom and I would like to know if there''''s a laxatives for children that you can buy over the counter. I have a 3year old.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is most important to make sure that your child eats plenty of fruit, fibre rich food[brown bread, Weetbix] and drinks plenty of water. Only allow very little milk [maximum 2 cups per day] and no hard cheese at all.If constipation continues use Duphalac Liquid 5ml twice daily for 10 days.

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