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ERIC Number: EJ781330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Children and Constipation: Poop Is Not a Four Letter Word--A Parent & Professional Perspective
Eicher, Peggy S.; Vitello, Louise; Roche, William J.; Martorana, Pamela; Kalderon, Valerie; Kalderon, Ave
Exceptional Parent, v37 n12 p72-75 Dec 2007
Stooling is one of the bodily functions most often taken for granted. While parents (and care providers) may be very focused on the quantity and quality of the foods that a child eats, they often pay much less attention to what's coming out the diaper end. A child's stooling pattern has a huge influence on what and how they eat. It can also have a significant impact on the child's behavior, development and overall health. This article illustrates the influence of constipation on feeding and provides some facts about childhood constipation. (Contains 2 tables.) [This article is the second in a series of articles that concentrates on medical, motor, and behavioral influences on feeding and swallowing issues in the pediatric population. For part one, on feeding and swallowing, see EJ781203.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A