Stool Withholding: What To Do When Your Child Won't Poo! by Sophia Ferguson

Stool Withholding: What To Do When Your Child Won't Poo! by Sophia Ferguson

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Stool withholding is most common in two to four year olds but it can also affect school-age children. It is often triggered by an episode of painful constipation. The child then becomes so terrified of experiencing this pain again that they hold on to their poo for days, even weeks, at a time. Just to add to the misery, stool withholding often causes children to soil their underwear.

What we say….

Unless you’ve experienced it yourself, many people just don’t understand how distressing and debilitating this issue is. This book is particularly good for parents coping with the everyday struggles of dealing with a child who won’t poo but is also useful for health professionals and teachers.

You will get a straightforward plan of action, with lots of tips and strategies to try at home. The book also contains useful information about the laxative Movicol, with guidance on appropriate doses.

About the author:

Sophia Ferguson has an Honours degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Applied Social Research and a great interest in all things medical and psychological. She was inspired to write this book from her experience of this issue with her own son. She can be contacted at:

Number of pages: 106
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 0.61 x 22.86 cm
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1500382469
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1500382469