Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zee01 | 2011-11-14

Q.

Dodgy stomach

Hello Doc!

My 3 year old is on iron supplements.
Her stomach is actually quite runny, while I expected her to become constipated.
Thing is, if she goes to the toilet she farts a lot! Abnormally so!
I do give her the reuteri cheweble tablets everyday, which seems to help with the runniness, but not the gassiness as much.

Is there something else I can give her?

Thanks a lot!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl must take the iron supplement during meals, not before or after.She may be eating too much fruit in her diet or drinking too much fruit juice. Stop all fruit juice and reduce her fruit intake,other than bananas and apples for a few days to see if her stools and gasiness improve

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