Not your typical conversation starter, but never-the-less vitally important for your child's health. So let's talk. Find out how to balance your child's digestive system to support the rest of his body for health and happiness!
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Probiotics May Help Babies with Constipation.Some probiotics may help treat chronic constipation in babies, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics June 10, 2010. Reuters Health
Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants From Respiratory and GI Infections. Breast-feeding until age 4 months is linked to lower rates of respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) infections, according to a study reported online June 21, 2010 in Pediatrics. Medscape Pediatrics
The digestive system. Sounds like the perfect place to start for a child with constipation, diarrhea and/or recurrent tummy aches, but a bit strange for healing a child with allergies, asthma, eczema, anxiety, depression, and more. Your digestive health is key to your overall health.
Children with constipation and/or diarrhea are telling us their digestive system is “off” or imbalanced. Food protein intolerances particularly cow’s milk and gluten are often overlooked as a reason for “functional” constipation and/or diarrhea, as is a condition called intestinal dysbiosis, a microbial imbalance within the gut.
Constipation (delay or difficulty with defecation) is quite common among children - some estimate up to 30% of children deal with it daily. Constipation can vary in presentation: infrequent stools, difficulty passing large-diameter stools, hard small stools referred to as “pebbles”, fecal incontinence called encopresis (where softer liquid feces leaks around hard impacted stool), or a combination of the above.