Constipation is extremely common in children. In fact, it is one of the top 10 concerns brought up in the pediatric office. In this episode, we talk to pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Daphne Say about constipation. We discuss at what ages constipation usually develops, how to prevent constipation and some of the lifestyle, dietary and medical management strategies for treating constipation—because it doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt!

This episode written by Dr. Daphne Say, Dr. Lena van der List and Dr. Dean Blumberg.

We thank Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Daphne Say at UC Davis Children's Hospital for reviewing this episode, although Drs. Dean and Lena take responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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Photo from The Australian Parenting Website