Constipation is one of the most common reasons children visit a pediatric gastroenterologist. At Yale Medicine, our highly trained physicians offer comprehensive care to children dealing with this uncomfortable issue. While medications are effective and often necessary at the start of treatment, dietary changes are a key aspect to establishing good health.

Our doctors work closely with our dietitian to review your child’s dietary history and offer recommendations to improve your child’s health and well-being. We provide guidance in healthy food choices to treat and prevent constipation and reduce the need for long-term laxative therapy.