Encourage your child to become aware of and respond promptly to his bodily needs. Explain that holding back causes a difficult and painful bowel movement. When a young child indicates an urge, respond as soon as possible and take him to the bathroom.
From Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child by Janet Zand, N.D., L.Ac., Robert Rountree, MD, Rachel Walton, RN, ©1994. Published by Avery Publishing, New York. For personal use only; neither the digital nor printed copy may be copied or sold. Reproduced by permission.