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Child with Tummy Aches? 6 Ways to Help

Child with Tummy Aches? 6 Ways to Help

Q. My child is prone to frequent stomach aches. Her doctor says she is healthy and he doesn’t have any concerns about her height or weight. I have pretty bad IBS myself and I worry about whether my daughter might have it too. I’ve heard that a low-FODMAP diet can help kids with IBS. Should I try a low-FODMAP diet with her?

A. Kids can certainly have IBS, but my advice is to avoid jumping to that conclusion.

Fructose Malabsorption (FM) and FODMAPs

People who experience fructose intolerance are predisposed to react poorly to large loads of other rapidly fermentable, osmotically active carbohydrates, too. Therefore,  many people with FM will find the FODMAP approach helpful.