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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Prune Juice While Breastfeeding

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Dr. James Lin
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does drinking prune juice cause bad breath?

May or may not: Bad breath (halitosis) is usually a multifactorial occurrence. The most plausible cause is the luffy epithelial layer of the tongue, which can collect and hide millions of bacterias and chemicals, hence the bad taste or odor. Many foods and drinks can exacerbate such process. Other factors are accumulation of plaque & tartar build up between the teeth & restorations, cavities, & sinus drainage. ...Read more

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How much prune juice to drink for constipation?

How long?: Prune juice is a New Orleans remedy, that also when I can't find a stomach doctor, to assist my patient.
I always thought 6 to 8 oz, to be enough.
The reason I am answering this question without knowing the answer is, Many a times I had to beg, with folded hands to my patients not to report me to Licensing Board because C got to D.
In California, there are other exotic treatments.
See your MD. ...Read more

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Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Yes: Prune juice and warfarin taken together have not been shown to have any harmful effects. The two may be safely taken together. ...Read more

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I drink 16oz of prune juice everyday to regulate me. Is this healthy to do? I read prunes have high concentration of Acrylamide.

I drink 16oz of prune juice everyday to regulate me. Is this healthy to do? I read prunes have high concentration of Acrylamide.

No verdict yet...: Looked that one up. Acrylamide apparently is in a ton of foods, including coffee, black olives & lots of starchy foods. The WHO is collecting data on it, but as of now, there are no evidence-based conclusions regarding whether it is associated with an increased incidence of cancers of any kind. I read eons ago that there may actually be a decreased incidence of colon CA in heavy coffee drinkers... ...Read more

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Does prune juice really work well instead of using a laxative? If so, how much should a person drink each day to become 'regular'?

Does prune juice really work well instead of using a laxative? If so, how much should a person drink each day to become 'regular'?

Maintaining: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Cruciferous veggies (cauliflowerm broccoli, cabbage) may be gassy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I drink orange juice and prune juice while on Xanax (alprazolam) Extended release?

Can I drink orange juice and prune juice while on Xanax (alprazolam) Extended release?

Fruit juice & xanax (alprazolam): It is OK to have orange or prune juice with Extended Release Xanax (alprazolam). Try to avoid grapefruit juice. ...Read more

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