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Old 08-30-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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my 3-year-old daughter's BM frequency

Hi, There,

My 3-year-old daughter has always been irregular about her BM. Usually she goes up to 4 days without one.

We recently started adding benefiber (1-2 spoon) every day and that didn't help with the frequency but appeared to have soften the stool so having BM is less painful/challenging. Last night, she had one after 4 days.

Now she is about having once every 2-3 days. I wonder if this is at all normal. She appears to be healthy otherwise. Her pediatrian didn't offer any other guidance than benefiber and prunes (which my daughter hates)

Any comments and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

 
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Re: my 3-year-old daughter's BM frequency

Can she take Miralax? I have heard of many children having to take this.

Also, take a good look at her diet. What are her very favorite foods? Too many processed foods can cause constipation.
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Re: my 3-year-old daughter's BM frequency

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Can she take Miralax? I have heard of many children having to take this.

Also, take a good look at her diet. What are her very favorite foods? Too many processed foods can cause constipation.
Isabelle eats pretty well balanced food my wife prepares. Isabelle can eat a lot and is particularly fond of cheese but we don't let Isabelle take more than 2 slices of cheese single every day.

Really wonders where that amount of food goes.

Thank you for the reply again.

 
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Re: my 3-year-old daughter's BM frequency

My 3 year old is the same way. We tried the Miralax and it was a bad experience. It made her have a lot of "accidents". Ruined a lot of underpants. I know she does not want to take the time to sit there and go, and when the time comes that she does have to go, it is very quick. She just waits until the very last moment. But I started giving her a Fiber Gummy each day along with her Flintstone Vitamin. They are made by Fleet but they are not a laxative. They seem to be helping her be more regular, I just need to find a way to get her to sit a while each evening.

 
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Re: my 3-year-old daughter's BM frequency

After taking 1 tablespoonful of benefiber every morning, Isabelle seems to have improved. The frequency is still 2-3 days but the stool is at least soft.

 
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