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Resources for Constipation Care in Children

What is constipation?

Constipation is defined as either a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements or the painful passage of bowel movements. Children 1 to 4 years of age typically have a bowel movement 1 – 2 times a day and over 90% of them go at least every other day. However these children that go every other day may be constipated. When children are constipated for a long time they may begin to soil their underwear. This fecal soiling is involuntary, and the child has no control over it.

Resources for Treatment and Management

Toilet Training Resources

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
The NASPGHAN Council For Pediatric Nutrition Professionals
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