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I don't: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go it is not constipation & don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, I often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more
Not recommended: Irritating laxatives (Ex-Lax, for example) aren't recommended in pregnancy because they can cause uterine contractions. What is generally recommended are stool softeners such as Docusate Sodium and Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldn't chance it!: Uncertain--i can find no exact references in pubmed re: ingestion of baby oil. Nevertheless, there are well characterized syndromes associated with aspiration of toxic oils with resulting pneumonitis, as well as in the 1990's an eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with toxic-oil intake, diffuse fasciitis, & eosinophilia. Don't take a chance! Still in doubt, call the poison control center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you don't know you'r pregnant and do drugs like Mdma, ampthetamin, and laxatives the first month, can you still get a healthy baby?
My baby is havingfsevere constipation. She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?
Diet change: You did not give the age of the baby. It is a very common problem and you often need o give suppositories and laxative (usually miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is effective and safe), change diet and formula if he/she takes formula, and it still takes time. This may help: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/english/ages-stages/baby/diapers-clothing/pages/infant-constipation. Aspx. ...Read more
Not a great idea: At 16 years of age you should not be using laxatives at all without a physician supervision. I doubt that your physician would advise the use of any oil based laxatives. I think you would do well with 8-10 glasses of water daily, bran, cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Before I knew I was pregnant itook a lot of laxatives (liquid bottle one, the chocolate one and the tea)do you think my baby is going to be ok?
Not likely a problem: It is unlikely to be a problem and you can't change ot anyway at this point so my suggestion would be to take a deep breath and move on. ...Read more
Constipated for a long time now and depended on enema, laxative, etc. Now pregnant with 2nd baby and seriously constipated. Help!
Common problem: Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy. It is safe to use a fiber supplement, probiotics, a stool softener like colace, or a gentle laxative like miralax (polyethylene glycol). My concern is that the constipation was happening in between pregnancies (when things should have been getting back to normal). I'd like to know if your doctor has checked your thyroid function levels. Hypo-thyroid can cause constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 5 weeks pregnant and have been very cinstipated I have taken a few laxatives to help me go to the toilet. Have I caused harm to my baby?
Just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant, I have taken bisocodyl laxatives for constipation. Will this have any affect on my baby? Very concerned. Thank u
How could taking laxatives affect a pregnancy, baby, cervix? Senakot is the only solution that works for me. I have lazy bowels.
I am about 5 weeks pregnant and I have been constipated for about 3 weeks and I took 2 women's laxative and I'm scared it's going to harm my baby ?
"Bricking" it up?: Constipation in pregnancy is very common in pregnancy so much so that you might think you need a union card in the "bricklayers association". Seriously, you need to increase your water intake, fruits such as raisins or prunes, evacuate after the first substantial meal of the day, and avoid constipating foods. Laxatives are "harsh" not recommended but will not harm the baby. Fails? Consult OB MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 year old son poops his pants and when he does use the bathroom its a log. I have tried a fiber supplement and mild child laxative. What can I do?
I am pregnant and haven't pooped in a couple days. Is it safe for me to take a laxative from the drug store for constipation? I am not sure if it is constipation, but I was going to take a laxative from the store. Now I wonder, is it safe for the baby? .
Ever since I was a baby I've had bowel problems but every doctor I go to tells me to take laxatives and eat fiber but it doesn't help?
Refer To GI Doctor: Need more details. Please re-submit your question and include age, describe your "bowel problems" in detail so that we can analyze your symptoms. Were you given a diagnosis? The more information you can give us, the better. Have you had any tests done? Constipation since infancy can occur in certain congenital anomalies of the GI tract. Discuss with your doctor about referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Mom plus laxative suspension for anal fissure during breast feeding? Will it affect my 2 month old baby as am breastfeeding him?
There is no "Best": Being "regular" is very important. There is no single solution for everyone. Adequate hydration (plenty of fluids), fiber, and stimulation of the colon will usually solve the problem. Magnesium helps many people. You can't "od" on magnesium, because it will cause diarrhea. Usually, 500-1, 500 mg will get you moving. Some people can handle more. Prunes are also a good stimulant. ...Read more
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