DO ANY OF THESE DESCRIBE YOUR CHILD?
- Withholds or refrains from pooping
- Soils underwear (skid marks) and/or has poop accidents
- Poops only in a diaper and/or hides when pooping
- Large diameter stools; sometimes blocking up the toilet
- Complains that pooping “hurts” or that it is “hard to push”
- 5 or fewer bowel movements per week
- Dark brown to black stool
If one or more of the above describes your child, then reading toileting expert Dr. Tom DuHamel's new book, The Ins and Outs of Poop will help you help your child.
"Practical answers in practical terms!" raved Dr. Glenn Miya when interviewing Dr. Tom on his popular radio show, Smart Health! Click here to listen to the podcast!
Any of the above symptoms can lead to, or be the cause of, a severe type of constipation known as functional constipation. Children with functional constipation and/or encopresis no longer sense the need to defecate because their rectum has been stretched so severely by compacted stool , as shown in the illustration below from the book. Functional constipation is a serious medical and psychological issue that is difficult to treat, can persist for years, and is often the cause of embarrassing soiling accidents known as encopresis. Click here to learn more about encopresis.
If your child is mildly constipated, the book will help you treat it and prevent it from becoming more severe. If your child is more severely constipated (functional constipation or encopresis), the book details Dr. Tom's proven six-step treatment program.
"This super book got an impressive 5 stars from the ERIC reviewers!" says UK organization ERIC (Education & Resources for Improving Childhood Continence).
Using clear instructions, simple visual aids, and featuring stories by real parents,The Ins and Outs of Poop will teach you:
- How constipation and withholding begin and why
- The signs and symptoms of occasional & functional constipation
- How to prevent constipation using natural remedies
- How pain and fear lead to stool withholding
- How withholding causes "poop accidents"
- When it is necessary to introduce laxatives
- Dr. Tom's six-step program for treating functional constipation/encopresis
- How to successfully withdraw laxatives
- Why patience is critical
- Strategies for building your child's self-esteem and confidence
ABOUT DR. TOM & MORE PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
Dr. Tom DuHamel is a Seattle-based child psychologist who has specialized in toileting problems in children for over 25 years. His new book The Ins and Outs of Poop has been widely praised by pediatricians and gastroenterologists for its clear and practical approach to treatment:
A significant number (approximately one third to one half) of adults with functional gastrointestinal disorders report having abdominal pain and bowel problems as children. This book will be very useful to parents and children in learning strategies early in life that may reduce or prevent the long term impact of functional constipation in their adult years.
- Margaret Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
University of Washington School of Nursing
As a doctor who specializes in the intestinal problems of children, I have often wished for a book like this to offer to families whose children suffer from functional constipation. I fully endorse this book and commend Dr. DuHamel for doing such a wonderful job of making it easy to read and helpful for families and medical professionals alike.
—Uma Pisharody, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
This is a marvelous book that desperately needed to be written. It is written in simple straightforward language, but all the information is there. There is so much misunderstanding around this condition. Dr. DuHamel does everyone a great service in demystifying the whole process of functional constipation and then breaking down the solution into simple steps that lead to recovery.
—Robert Telzrow, MD, Pediatrician
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