Monday, March 06, 2006

Cerebral Palsy and Constipation

I've recently read an interesting article ( that discusses constipation and older preemies. It seems that some studies have shown that after preemies leave the NICU there are often constipation issues, especially in extremely low birth weight preemie.

I have to agree with the article that it is something that should get better with age. D's constipation is improving although we still deal with it from time to time.

I have seen some articles as well ( where there are discussion about massage therapy and constipation.

So, I would have to recommend that if your child suffers severe constipation and nothing works, it may help to visit a massage therapist experienced in dealing with children with disabilities.

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