Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: claire | 2009/07/16

Q.

stools

hi doc

my daughter has a very weird stomach she is not consitipated but not regular either sometimes her stools are extremely hard and come out in little " drools"  but later in the afternoon her stools tend to be much softer. She gets at least two fruits a day and still has fruit juice. We have tried prune juice and prunes purtity but it does not seem to help in the long run,will work for a day or two but then its back to hard. Any advice for me on this matter?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Besides fruit, your daughter also needs roughage and fibre in her diet and fluids as well especially water. Make sure that this side of her diet is adquate. The fruit juice is a good idea as is the prunes.

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