Our daughter who is 4 seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going without for 4 to 5 days.

Our daughter, who is four, seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going four to five days without. The last couple of bowel movements have been hard and we have seen traces of blood in the stool. Our pediatrician has prescribed Dulcolax, a stool softener, twice daily with no real success. The...

I am looking for the daily calorie requirements for my children ages 3, 6, and 9.

Hello. I am looking for information for my children ages 3, 6 and 9. I would like to know the daily calorie requirements for them. Also, can you tell me how many servings of bread, fat, dairy they need per day? We are trying to develop a healthy diet for my entire family to follow....

What is obesity?

What is obesity? Obesity is a medical diagnosis that describes a condition where you weigh 20% more than the maximum you should for your age and gender. Obesity is a risk for getting diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obese kids are more likely to be obese adults. For instance, if you are 10-year old girl...

The only vegetables my kids will eat are corn and beans. How can I get them to try something else?

The only vegetables my kids will eat are corn and beans. I like most others, but I'm the only one in the family that will eat other vegetables. How can I get them to try something else? Your family's vegetable preferences are most commonly compared to other Americans. Corn and beans are probably the most...

I am concerned about my son’s height. When do boys do most of their growing?

I am concerned about my son's height. He is 11 years old and 4 feet 6 inches weighing 65 pounds. When he was born he was 19 inches long and weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces. I believe he grew 1 inch this past year. I haven't really discussed it with his doctor because I...

I am trying to find out my son’s percentiles for weight and height.

Congratulations on a very useful site. I am trying to find out exactly my son's percentiles for weight and height before I seek a specialist's help. I have not been able to locate such tables in any place on the web, not even in the CDC site. Your tables are the closest I got,...

My 10-year-old daughter is large. My question is do you have a simple diet for her to lose 10 pounds?

I am 41 and have a 10-year-old daughter, 11 years in October, that is overweight. She is 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 135 pounds. She is not huge fat, but large. She is coordinated and attractive and I want to help her with this weight thing. When she was born she was measured and...

If you are 11 years old, what is the correct weight?

If you are 11, what is the correct weight that you should be? Depends on your exact age and height. What are your: age in years and months height and current weight? Please write back with your data. The average 11-year-old boy would be 55 to 58 inches tall and weigh 70 to 91 pounds. The...

My sister gives in to her 4-year-old daughter at meal time.

My sister gives in to her four-year-old daughter at meal time. She makes a nice meal, but her daughter won't eat the regular meal like the rest of the family. My sister makes something else like a hot dog or grilled cheese sandwich for her. Isn't it time her daughter start eating like the...

What happens when you drink dish soap?

What happens when you drink dish soap? What does it do to your body? Depends on how much dish soap you drank in how much time. Would suggest you contact your local poison control center immediately at 800-222-1222. They would have the best information about what it does to your body.

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