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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Joshy | 2004/10/11

Q.

Potty training Constipation

My 2 year has just begin potty training but she is very constipated what should I do?.She makes wee but no stools.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Constipation is usually a diet problem. The most important thing is to ensure that she eats food with enough fibre (fruit and vegetables) and not chips, sweets or cookies. Sometimes a short term laxative may be needed to help clear the problem, but laxatives are not the solution. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

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Posted by: www | 2004/10/14

Apparently the whole "no.2" thing is quite traumatic for them when starting out potty training, this causes them to hold back stools which in turn causes constipation. I suppose that could be one of the possibilities why she's feeling like that. The doc will be able to give you info on what you can do about it, though.
Good lukc (I'm a couple of months away from the potty-training thing and I'm not looking forward to it, but reading up a lot is helpful - hopefully)

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