A 23-year-old female asked:
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taking prenatals because of breastfeeding but they constipate me really bad. increased water , fiber and colace (docusate sodium) still wouldn't help. any suggestions?

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Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Iron supplementation: Iron gets blamed frequently when constipation happens. Talk to the ob/gyn about changing to a liquid iron supplement. 1/4 cup of "blackstrap molasses" is a great source of iron and will help with constipation.
Answered on May 29, 2014
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