Right now at my child's preschool, which is small and very loving in a private home, there is a child just over 1yo who has terrible, painful constipation. The parents insist on feeding her nothing but conventional milk. Her stools take a long, painful time to pass and are just hard, pale marbles. She has had bleeding and hemmhoroids too, all this at her young age. She cries and cries. The teacher has spoken with them about it, but they turn a deaf ear. Instead they give the child medicines, which do not seem to be helping (and how could they, that's not the problem).
For me, this edges into the realm of child abuse. It leaves me incredibly upset. But what can I do? What is my place? I have a background in herbal medicine and worked in the field for ten years, but I don't think they will care. They are not on WIC or anything like that; they are both college professors and have enough resources to make the needed changes.