Learn about the relation between milk and constipation in children, with Simon Rabinowitz Ph.D MD Pediatric GI Chairman Department of Pediatric Richmond University Medical Center
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Interviewer: The constipation with kids starts goes that cycle gaining tool which way. We see a lot of this— Interviewee: If the child is now ask to have about open in a certain way form of shape that is not a costume to them which are doing from doing it at his leisure or when is not even thinking about it the diaper tool having to perform that absolutely becomes the time run it’s more likely to have the unset of constipation. Another climb interestingly enough is when the child transition to whole caramel. Whole caramel has lot of minerals in it and that can actually create the situation that has constipation. Interviewer: What would be a suggestion to change the whole milk and you’ve got the period like that. Would be anything you are going to suggest? Interviewee: Oh, the first thing is to determine if the amount of whole milk is excessive and in with certainly in child to comes in drinking six to seven glasses of whole milk a day, eating very little food they need to be redirected. Interviewer: If they go to send two glasses a day 16 hours which is recommend they do report once in awhile and still they get constipation so anything you can do to get this? Interviewee: Yes, what happens usually in those situations usually is that the children love the milk and I want to drink anything else. So I will tell to mom’s that the only thing what we can do to be depending is that little bit not a lot a little bit in the kids. So they take the eight ounces bottle of milk and on one day we put seven ounces of milk and one ounce of water. Now we give that to the child and have never had the kid that responds for that. On Wednesday we give it to them the same thing Monday; Tuesday we go two ounces of water, six ounces of milk. On Friday we go three ounces of water five ounces of milk and on Sunday we go to half and half. And that nice gradual transition I’ve never have the kids really have trouble. Interviewer: When we recommend any kid who is getting to that cycle listen to this thing. Interviewee: Well any crying is that on trouble, having a toilet training technique place certainly. Interviewer: So thought secret don’t you know about this. Interviwee: No, it’s not secret at all. There are a few kids at the very small but they are a few kids who are in fact have some intolerance to the milk from a lot of different reasons often times it’s not a true allergy but its in that spectrum and those children will have it increase in the way that they’re intestine had there own contractions such that they will have difficulty having regular bowel movements with milk. And there was a study from the Mid West about seven years ago that was in the prestigious knowing them journal that identify the whole group of this kids in one practice. So, if it appears that everything else you tried and you think you had good compliance and still, why I give the child the too may quality of no milk and give them soy milk or rice milk and certain that they have vitamin D and calcium because those are the important things that the child having an otherwise balance diet and so what impact that has on the—

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