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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?
Good regimen: Sounds like a nice regimen! I would only suggest changing to whole food based raw organic type multivitamins if possible. High quality Omega 3 fish oils are molecularly distilled to remove heavy metals such as Mercury. Best wishes! ...Read more
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.
I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?
Constipation.: in this setting, the ideal would be to avoid medication altogether, if possible. I would begin by increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and considering taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, daily. When you do that, you need to increase your fluid intake also. If you increase this gradually, it will not cause excess gassiness. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Metamucil (http://www.metawellness.com/en-us/articles/about-metamucil/digestive-health) is a brand of fiber. Don't fall for the advertising. Instead, eat plenty of fruit, veggies & unrefined whole grains, enough to consume 35-45g daily. Check out http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-13722/metamucil-oral/details for more info. And http://goo.gl/8iAEA3 for info re dietary fiber in general. ...Read more
12 to48 hours: It start working in 12 to 48 hours, but can take up to 3 days to work. ...Read more
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 more
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