My GFG12b has had some probs with BMs and hsi doctor has put him on mineral oil indefinately. How long is safe to use mineral oil? She says to keep him on it every night until after January 19th when he sees his Paediatrician...She also said to start him on a daily multi-vitamin every morning and the mineral oil at night. I listen to her but still wonder how long is it safe to use mineral oil for as I know it is a laxative and the bowel can become dependent upon laxatives...is there a more natural way to do this? We have already tripled his fibre intake and changed his entire diet, as well as the rest of our diets. Any Ideas?