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Dietary advice in childhood constipation

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  • often constipation can be relieved by increasing dietary fibre and fluid e.g. vegatables, fruit juice

  • if the child's appetite is poor, this needs investigation, especially if food is avoided because of discomfort after eating (1)

  • the GP or health visitor can provide general dietary advice

  • there may be the need for specialist referral where major feeding problems exist


  • (1) Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (2000), 38 (8), 57-60.

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