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Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

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 medication. To help with issues of constipation also suggest increased exercise, increased hydration with water, and a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and items high in fiber. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My 80 days boy suffering by frequent s stools dr gave endobact 3 dsys not cured. now giving oxfloacin omidazole 5ml 4hours once for one day no improvement I am scaring. plz help me he is fully breastfeeding boy from birth leave stools every breastfeeding

My 80 days boy suffering by frequent s stools dr gave endobact 3 dsys not cured.
now giving oxfloacin omidazole 5ml 4hours once for one day
no improvement I am scaring. plz help me
he is fully breastfeeding boy from birth leave stools every breastfeeding

Frequent stools: I need to know if the stools are watery, soft or normal because babies have a strong gastrocolic reflex that make them have a small bowl movement after each feeding, if that is the case as long as it is not loose or watery then it is ok especially if he is growing & gaining weight . But if the stool is loose or watery , the baby is not gaining weight then check back with his Dr. Good luck ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

Exercise is good: Make sure to stay hydrated. The baby may prefer to nurse prior to exercise. Baby may also not like to nurse after you have been sweating, so wash the breast. ...Read more

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If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

Well balanced: A healthy diet is all you really need. I would continue with your prenatal vitamins, and be sure you take plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Hello i've read that breastfeeding would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

Hello i've read that breastfeeding  would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

No: Your DNA is the library of information held within the nucleus of each living cell. What you eat or drink at any age does not change the DNA. What you eat or drink could injure a cell, or keep it healthy in general, but breast milk does not target or change DNA. Breast milk contains immune factors that can help baby avoid illness & is designed to be the best nutritional source for early growth. ...Read more

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How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

See Below: If treatment is needed, it is normally antibiotic eye drops. Which are safe with nursing. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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