constipation 

What's the Poop on Probiotics and Constipation?

Do probiotics relieve constipation in kids? Credit: Corbis
Doctors refer to probiotics as "friendly" bacteria. Why? They help us poop.
Any bacteria that does that is bound to have lots of friends -- especially down at the senior cen...
Researchers report probiotics had no effect on constipated kids, but many parents and docs still give them to children.

How Much Fibre Does My Child Need?

Dear Karla, I read your post about ways to prevent type-2 diabetes and noticed that one commenter suggested fibre. There does not seem to be a clearly stated amount for how much fibre our kids need, and I would like to know just how much I should be...

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