Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sasha | 2012/04/17

Q.

toddler constipated

Hi doc! My daughter is 2 years and 3 months old. I stopped breastfeeding at 20 months. Since then shes always suffered with constipation. She drinks 2 cups of nido a day. I no longer give her baby cereals. Instead weetbix or taystee wheat porridge. She has yoghurt during the day as well. I must admit that she is a poor eater. is it safe to use a glycerine suppository now and again to help her go out easier? Should i give her duphalac? And for how long? Please help. Thanks in advance.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter would benefit from a lot more fruit, fruit juice once a day and as much water as she will drink.You could try giving her Duphalac for 14 days. The dose is Duphalac Liquid 5ml twice daily.

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