Poor Little Guy Has Constipation
(Sicklerville, NJ USA)
My son is almost two and the poor little guy has constipation. He has been dealing with the constipation for a little while now. It got to the point today where the doctor prescribed an enema to relieve him.
The first dosage did the trick for today. He was really backed up almost to his intestines.
Since we have basically cleared it up today my question is what foods should he be having everyday to keep him regular?
He loves vegetables and eats them everyday. I am limiting dairy to about 1 cup of milk per day. He loves water and I have been giving him that as well with every meal.
I just need to know what should be a regular choice of foods to keep him on the right path?
I know it can be so difficult when your poor little guy has constipation and you just don't know what to do to help him.
Giving him plenty of water is very important, so do keep up that habit.
Strangely enough, different foods help different individuals to a different degree. This can make the process of finding what foods are most effective on your son needing a little trial and error.
Generally speaking, higher fiber foods are recommended to promote ease of bowel movements. That would be foods like most fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and legumes.
More specifically, you can try apricots, figs, prunes, peaches, pears, pineapple, cabbage, carrots, green beans, peas, broccoli, squash, brown rice, barley, and spinach.
One of the most effective helps for toddlers
that I have found to be successful in relieving toddler constipation issues is to sprinkle a tablespoon of Salba Grain
in their food daily.
Salba is very simple to use, tasteless, and full of essential fatty acids that seem to be just what is needed in keeping the bowels functioning properly.
My nephew was having the same issues when he was a toddler and he began eating the Salba daily. It cleared up the problem quickly and he still takes a tablespoon in his breakfast cereal each day (3 years later).
Salba isn't a medicine or anything, so you don't have to worry about your little guy becoming dependent on chemical stimulation. It is simply a whole food (in seed form) that provides some very beneficial properties to the body.
I hope that helps and that your poor little guy has constipation no more! ;~)