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can i use phillips stool softener while breastfeeding

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Most harmless: You can check with your doc for specifics but most stool softeners are considered safe during lactation.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The majority of these preparations remain within the bowel and do not enter the blood and thus not the breast milk. Use them as needed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Neither will be absorbed into body, will pass out via your bowel movement.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medi ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes, but: A better way to relieve constipation is to eat high fiber cereal (fiber one or all bran) everyday.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you have marked: Constipation in which retained feces is causing your GI tract to expand, then passing that feces may give the abdomen a flatter appearance.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal vitamin: It does not have stool softener.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
MIRALAX (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol).
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Consider fiber: Hi. Most Americans don't get enough fiber in the diet. Refined flours and processed foods are the culprits. Make sure you only eat whole grains (whole ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
OTC aids to stool: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacte ... Read More

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