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A 24-year-old female asked:

Im currently breastfeeding exclusively. is it safe to take a laxative? particularly freshen (salts)? wont it be secreted in my breast milk?

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Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 51 years experience
Choose Carefully: A Pharmacist recommends an alternative using a luctulose containing product like laxette which is safe when breastfeeding. Read this article and choose carefully: https://www.hellomotherhood.com/article/494173-laxatives-breastfeeding/
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