Q. My child is constipated and my doctor said to give him Miralax. Do you know of any natural alternatives?
A. We have personally used Magnesium Malate or Magnesium Oxide when our children were constipated and had a good experience with it. It did not cause diarrhea or cramping and it ended the constipation. We give our children low dose magnesium on a daily basis as a preventative measure for constipation. Children with autism are often deficient in magnesium. To see the benefits of magnesium please go to /m---q1.html. To find our whether your child is deficient on magnesium, consider the following blood test /blood.html.