4 Months Old Boy | Jul 2015
Can eating a high fibre diet help ease the pain for my kid in anorectal malformation?
Fibre helps to make the stool soft and bulky, which prevents constipation. It also helps to control blood sugar levels. Introduce fibre slowly, as it may cause gas and bloating at first. Eat a high-fibre food with every meal. Make sure your child is drinking enough fluids (water is best). Add high-fibre foods to lower-fibre ones. For example, sprinkle ground flax or ground salba into pasta dishes or add a few tablespoons of bran to breakfast cereal. As well as eating meat and fish, choose proteins that are high in fibre, such as chick peas, beans or lentils. Consider adding natural wheat bran or psyllium to your child's food. Some psyllium products can cause choking, however, so make sure your child has no difficulties with swallowing and takes enough fluids.