I am to give difficult child 1 tablespoon of mineral oil a day, and he is to sit on toilet 5-10 minutes after every meal & before games/tv etc. I sure hope it helps. The constipation was confirmed with an xray. Dr. said it could take 6 months for him to regain feeling/tone in the bowels. I am keeping track on a calendar. Next appointment in 6 weeks ...finally on the right path I think, so I'm glad of that.