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Constipation During Breastfeeding
Which medication is safe during breastfeeding for constipation. I take colace (docusate sodium) and it's not effective doesn't work?
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
Breast feeding meds : Most stool softeners and laxatives are safe. Drinking more liquids., eating more fruits and veggies and getting an ample supply of fiber will help a lot. Try to find a regular personal time when you are not rushed. The intestine likes to work on a regular schedule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can breastfeeding cause constipation? Have not been constipated since my pregnancy 2 years ago and normally have no problem.
Dehydration: More than likely your body might be running low on fluid volume if you are not monitoring how much you are drinking and losing a lot of fluid via breastfeeding. Dehydration can lead to constipation as your large intestin recaptures much of the fluid that makes it down that far and leaves you constipated. ...Read more
Can i take 3 ballerina tea (contains senna) while breastfeeding 4 days after childbirth? To ease constipation.
Constipation: Constipation is a common problem after childbirth. The american academy of pediatrics states that senna is one of the GI agents compatible with breastfeeding, along with cimetidine, atropine, cascara, cisapride, loperamide, and Magnesium Sulfate http://tinyurl.com/kqodhtr some sources show that maternal use of senna can result in loose stools in babies; some don't. http://tinyurl.com/llvbgss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 weeks postpartum. I've got constipation now, is Metamucil safe to take? I'm breastfeeding too, so is it harmful for the baby?
Is there any safe prescription or anything that can be done for irritable bowel syndrome-constipation while breastfeeding my 7 month old?
Certainly: Increasing evidence suggests that the use of "probiotics" has been found to assist in the normalization of many sufferers of ibs. Probiotics would not be harmful during breast feeding. Additionally, during bouts of constipation, polyethylene glycol (aka miralax) is commonly used for constipation in pediatrics; therefore, use by you should not pose a problem while breastfeeding. Both avaiable otc. ...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.
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