5 tips to easing your child’s problem


Mac ‘n’ cheese, string cheese, pizza with extra cheese, cheeseburgers — yes, your kid likely loves them all. But is all that cheese in your child’s diet too much of a good thing? Could it cause constipation?

Cheese and other dairy foods are a good source of calcium and protein. But you may wonder if you should put limits on cheese in your child’s diet.

“When parents bring their child to see me because of constipation, we definitely talk about diet. However, diet is not the only factor,” says pediatric gastroenterologist Jacob Kurowski, MD.

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