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Lawrenceville Office: 595 Hurricane Shoals Rd NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 | Phone: 404-355-0078
Duluth Office: 3855 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096 | Phone: 770-995-0823
Hamilton Mill Office: 2089 Teron Trace, Suite 100, Dacula, GA 30019 | Phone: 770-995-0823
Sugar Hill Office: 4700 Nelson Brogdon Blvd NE #180, Sugar Hill, GA 30518 | Phone: 770-995-0823


Home Care Advice for Constipation

  1. Increase fruit juices (apple, pear, grape, cherry, prune). Citrus is not helpful
  2. High fiber foods (peas, beans, broccoli, apricots, peaches, pears, figs, prunes, and dates)
  3. Increase whole grains (bran flakes, bran muffins, graham crackers, oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat pastas, and whole wheat bread)
  4. Decrease constipating foods (milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, and cooked carrots)
  5. Establish regular bowel habits, if toilet trained, by sitting on toilet for 10 minutes after meals, especially breakfast
  6. Consider mineral oil: 1 tablespoon 2-3 times/day in diluted juices (sometimes necessary for weeks-months)


    Source: Barton Schmitt "Your Child's Health"

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