My 2-year-old daughter has been suffering from constipation for the past eight months or so. There were no problems like this when she was an infant. Doctor thinks it is just a typical 2-year-old pattern, but... we have tried prune juice, increasing fruits and vegetables, and lots of liquids. She eats a good diet. Have been nervous about starting her on mineral oil, but that will be the next step. Prescription lactulose doesn't seem to work. Seems to be an emotional response to a one-time painful stool. Her stools are enormous now because she goes once a week... so the cycle continues. Have you heard anything about the use of flaxseed oil? I have used it in smoothies - and remember seeing it mentioned in a Dr. Sears article - but I can't find the article and can't find much information on its safety for children. Looking for any alternative, healthy methods besides the obvious which we've tried! It is horrible to see them go through this - glad to find this website and find support.