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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?
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.
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
That is fine: Insure that you are hydrating adequately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreGet help from 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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