Anorectal malformation: Dietary guidelines to ease stooling

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Find out how to ease the symptoms of anorectal malformation with a high-fibre, low-sugar diet.

Key points

  • A high-fibre, low-sugar diet and regular eating throughout the day can help your child pass stool more easily.
  • Reducing lactose in your child's diet can ease bloating, gas and diarrhea.
  • Always talk to your child's healthcare team before starting your child on any special diet.
  • Keep a record of your child's symptoms as you try different foods so that you can learn what works best for your child.
Last updated: September 19th 2014