I think not only should you be looking at foods to ADD to the diet, but looking at foods to take out of the diet.
I would really restrict foods like cheese, bananas, and rice.
Melanie- Mama to my super hero daughter bravely battling brain cancer. www.fightformaddie.com and expecting 1/13!!!!
Try raspberries, blueberries, plums, apricots, grapes, peaches, and other fruits with a lot of fructose. Some kids who won't eat them fresh will eat them if you offer them frozen, so that might be something to try. Oatmeal is full of soluble fiber. Restrict binding foods like bananas or white rice, and cut dairy back to 16 oz a day or less. Also, try increasing the non-processed natural fats-- olive oil, oily fish, grass-fed butter if you can get it, avocado, coconut oil, or any other whole-foods source of dietary fat. Increasing DS's fats and fluids has solved his problem, without us adding or taking away any other foods.
Erin - mama to my happy little guy, born April 09
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For DD, what worked in the end was giving her Xylitol candies. They're for her teeth, but also have a laxative effect - if she has 8 or so a day, her constipation is manageable rather than traumatic.
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Probiotic foods tend to help normalize digestion, whether a person tends towards constipation or loose stools. For us, we love fermented veggies, which are WAY tastier than the phrase "fermented veggies" implies. Long thread in Traditional Foods with ideas, things like homemade pickles and kimchee or sauerkraut or others.
Oatmeal is a good source of fibre and Im sure helps me personally that way.
Healthy fats such as olive oil, which I add some into whatever dish I'm making.