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Doctor insights on: Safe Stool Softener While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Al Hegab
4 doctors shared insights

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 Ducolax stools softner safe to use everyday?

Is Ducolax stools softner safe to use everyday?

Ducolax: My preference is not to rely on supplements but to use dietary modification. That includes fiber brown rice ,oats lentils barley, kale, strawberries, avocados and fluid 2-3 liters/day alternating water with juices, gatorade,exercise ( moves bowels),relaxation.. Discuss with your doctor/ urgent care/remote physician.. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink prune juice for constipation while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink prune juice for constipation while breastfeeding?

Constipation : Bottoms up. No problem with drinking prune juice. Fiber comes in many foods. You can have variety and still do your work! Lots of plain water works well too. ...Read more

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Is colon hydrotherapy while also breastfeeding safe?

Is colon hydrotherapy while also breastfeeding safe?

Wouldn't do it: Arguably there is no indication at all for colon hydrotherapy. Risks can include fluid and electrolyte problems, infection, adversely affecting the colonic bacterial flora. Any of these migh be more of an issue during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take laxatives while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take laxatives while breastfeeding?

Laxatives: Yes so long as there is no ingredient in the laxative mixture that can be secreted in the breast milk. ...Read more

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Is bentonite clay safe to take internally while breastfeeding?

Is bentonite clay safe to take internally while breastfeeding?

No specific data: I find no specific data for this absorbent material, rarely used medically as a bulk laxative but best known as kitty litter or to plug leaks in ponds. Since it remains within the digestive tract i can see no reason it would get into breast milk. ...Read more

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Constipated while on protonix (pantoprazole). Okay to take a stool softener/laxative?

Constipated while on protonix (pantoprazole). Okay to take a stool softener/laxative?

Yes.I would recommen: d Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or for something stronger,Milk of Magnesia.Also,Increace your daily fiber with something like a bowl of Raisin Bran every morning.This will help prevent future constipation issues naturally.?? ...Read more

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Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) laxative ok to take while breastfeeding?

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) laxative ok to take while breastfeeding?

Yes: This osmotic agent stays in the gut of the mom and does not enter the breast milk to any significant degree. It can be used as needed without effecting the infant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take miralax while breast feeding??

Is it safe to take miralax while breast feeding??

Yes: As a general rule all of these stool softening agents which remain within the intestines (never enter the blood) are safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medication. To help with issues of constipation also suggest increased exercise, increased hydration with water, and a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and items high in fiber. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

 Is  it  ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

Yes It is ok: with breastfeeding, as it is a bulk laxative, acts locally in the bowel, no systemic absorption, so won't be secreted in the breast milk, ...Read more

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Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink fiber while nursing?

Is it safe to drink fiber while nursing?

Fiber: Dietary fiber will help to keep your regular. Is it something specific that you were to going to take? ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Yes: Any fruit juice is usually fine, in small amounts, as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice is not necessary and has lots of sugar (and is usually acidic). It is better to eat the fruit, because one tends to get fewer calories eating fruit than drinking the juice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ford senna extra strength laxatives while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ford senna extra strength laxatives while pregnant?

Considered safe: Senna is considered safe in pregnancy for short-term use; it is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but rather is activated by bacteria in the colon, producing substances that cause the nerves of the colon to fire and the smooth muscle to contract.It is my opinion that psyllium powder mixed in water is a better and more comfortable choice, by softening/bulking the stool without irritating the colon ...Read more

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Eating beets change breastmilk color?is it safe during breastfeeding?will baby stool color change if i ate beets during breastfeeding?

Eating beets change breastmilk color?is it safe during breastfeeding?will baby stool color change if i ate beets during breastfeeding?

Safe: Excellent nutrition and may increase milk production. They will not cause your breast milk to change colour or change the colour of your baby's stool. All the best. ...Read more

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