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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Prune Juice While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby?

Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby?

Should be fine: Prune juice intake while breast feeding should be fine. Discontinue if your baby develops diarrhea, excessive gas or rashes.

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Breastfeeding and my 4 month old baby boy hasn't had a stool movement in 2 days. Should I worry? What should I do? I've tried prune juice to help.

Breastfeeding and my 4 month old baby boy hasn't had a stool movement in 2 days. Should I worry? What should I do? I've tried prune juice to help.

Breast or formula?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go I 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.

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Can I drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Can I drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Yes: They should not interact. Just keep an eye on whether the combination works too well in which case you may get some diarrhea.

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Can I drink prune juice and not take stool softener?

Can I drink prune juice and not take stool softener?

Sure: Prunes help bulk the stool, allowing it to move easier through the intestines.

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Why is it that everytime I drink prune juice for constipation I have to run to the bathroom with horrible painful diarreah and gas?

Why is it that everytime I drink prune juice for constipation I have to run to the bathroom with horrible painful diarreah and gas?

Osmotic laxative: Prune naturally contains sorbitol which has a mild laxative action. Prunes also contain large amounts of phenolic compounds (e.g. Neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids), which are also though to have laxative properties. Once the cause of your constipation is diagnosed, a non-osmotic laxative may work better for you. Or simply eat a prune or two.

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Is it safe to drink 32Oz of prune juice in the same day for constipation?

Is it safe to drink 32Oz of prune juice in the same day for constipation?

Yes: And hopefully it will be effective. If not, talk with your doctor.

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I'm taking linzess 145 mcg once a day in the morning before eating. Is it ok to drink warm prune juice?

Drug interaction: There is really no evidence to say prune juice should not be taken with linzess, so I think it is okay

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How much if any of the properties of prune juice will pass through the breastmilk to a child? If I drink it in moderation will my daughter benefit?

How much if any of the properties of prune juice will pass through the breastmilk to a child? If I drink it in moderation will my daughter benefit?

Insignificant: It will probably not have a significant effect to benefit your infant for her bowel movements. You might hear of anecdotal reports of laxative effects, however, no studies have concluded connections with a mother's intake of prune juice and subsequently breastfeeding and later facilitating looser stools in infants.

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How to get rid of severe constapation? I've tried almost everything and prune juice works but I'm not back to normal. I have to drink that to regular

Here's a tip: Do get with your physician on this. Be sure you are not hypothyroid and be sure you do not have undiagnosed porphyria. Beyond this, stay well-hydrated and get enough fiber in your diet; milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is a safer laxative for you.

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I am a 15 year old male and I have not been able to use the restroom for the past 3 days. I decided to drink prune juice cause people say it's good and can help you with the bathroom so I drinked some and I went yesterday and liquid came out and when I f

I am a 15 year old male and I have not been able to use the restroom for the past 3 days. I decided to drink prune juice cause people say it's good and can help you with the bathroom so I drinked some and I went yesterday and liquid came out and when I f

Constipation: Prune juise actually is good for constipation, try to stay regular by eating high fiber diet, plenty of fluids, cut down on apple, bananas, tea. About the loose stool you got, it happened because part of the stools become fermented & loose & it usually comes out after hard stool. So stay regular & be well. Good luck.

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more