No regular bowel movements in 4 year old baby
My son is 4 years old. His problem is irregular bowel habits. From almost one month now his bowel movements happens once in 3-4 days. We have included a lot of fiber-rich food, like fruits, leafy vegetables, it remains the same. When the movements occur, the stool comes out is very hard and painful. We have consulted a doctor and have been prescribed Duphalac Lactulose Solution 5 ml every day. This medicine was given for almost 2 weeks but had no success. Please advise us what steps we have to take to make his bowel movements regular and routine.
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@deeksha Hello and welcome to the forum
It is important to establish regular and routine toilet times, once or twice daily for 5-10 minutes, preferably after feeding.
As regards diet, continue to include lots of fluids, especially fruit juice, and carbohydrates. A balanced diet that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lots of fluid is always recommended.
You may also consider removing cow's milk protein from your child's diet if you are giving him.