Constipation is a common problem in which a child may have fewer bowel movements (BMs or poops) than usual. It usually isn't a cause for too much concern.
Constipation can often be remedied and prevented with the three Fs: fluids, fiber, and fitness.
Skip fatty, sugary, or starchy foods, which can slow the bowels down. Choose fiber-rich foods instead and make sure they're washed thoroughly. Also, making sure kids are active every day will help keep their bowels moving, too.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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