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Can You Take Metamucil While Breastfeeding
3 weeks postpartum. I've got constipation now, is Metamucil safe to take? I'm breastfeeding too, so is it harmful for the baby?
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
I am breastfeeding and still taking my prenatal (materna)vitamins and omega 3 and metamucil. Any other alternative vitamins that I should take?
Had baby 2 weeks ago vaginally and ever since i been constipated. When I do use bathroom it hurts so bad. Im breastfeeding what do I take or do.
That's an easy one!: There is no substitute for fresh fruits & vegetables. No commercial fiber product can replicate the antioxidant, mineral, & vitamin benefits of produce. On the other hand, some people tolerate raw vegetables poorly with bloating, gasiness. For these people, or when vegetables may not be readily available, fiber supplements may suffice for bulk. Distinguish water soluble versus insoluble products. ...Read moreTalk to a doctor now ›
Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Note that Metamucil may ferment in your gut to more gas. Be aware however that gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read moreTalk to a doctor now ›
Yes, but...: What are you trying to achieve--laxative effect, improved sense of evacuation, appetite suppression, weight loss, relief of bloating, etc.? Unless these are recommended by your doctor after appropriate evaluation, poly-pharmacy of multiple over-the-counter agents may not only delay your ultimate diagnosis (& identification of remedy) but may add to your problem. Get the right medical care please. ...Read moreTalk to a doctor now ›
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