We are months and months away from the summer’s fruits and what kid doesn’t give their parent the business about vegetables? This leads to the holiday phenomena we witness here with frequency: belly pain and constipation.
Fight back with fiber-rich foods, extra water, and playing hard. Kids who are reluctant to take the time to take the time and visit the bathroom daily should be so directed. Take advantage of the natural gastrocolic reflex, the gastrointestinal tract is primed to move things along thirty minutes after a meal. Grab a comic book and have a sit.
More information is available from NASPGHAN, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition here.
Happy New Year!