Constipation is diet related in 99% of cases. Sometimes a laxative is required to help a child initially, until they settle into healthier eating habits. Vegetables, fruit, oats porridge etc. all these things contain essential fibre which act as a natural laxative. If the problem persists, your doctor may prescibe a simple laxative, like lactulose to assist. Do not use suppositories or other bowel stimulants, without addressing the underlying cause.
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