Posting today on behalf of a friend I spoke to by phone yesterday. She has a 5 year old boy who has never wanted to eat fruit and veg. She suspects it may be a sensory thing - he has always had access to healthy food and been encouraged to try things from being weaned. His little sister eats everything and anything - tucking into fruit salads with enthusiasm. He eats a limited diet - plain pasta, cheese on toast, bread, no milk. She got him to eat some egg yesterday and was thrilled he actually ate it. The little boy has always had issues with constipation which have now got worse. His mum has had standard advice about diet from health visitor. She lives in rural Wales and getting referrals to any specialty is very difficult. She is going to try and get some movicol from pharmacy this week. Poos have always been very stinky and painful for him to pass but now he is pooing his pants/in bath etc inadvertantly and also she thinks he is getting overflow around the blockage of poo.
Does anyone have experience of similar and advice I could pass onto her?
Many Thanks for reading.