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What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Diarrhea/breastfeed: Women who are breast-feeding should avoid drugs that contain bismuth, such as pepto-bismol. Imodium (loperamide) is probably safe. for mild upset stomach and diarrhea, the best approach is to keep drinking water and eat simple easy-to-digest foods such as the brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). See a doctor if you are vomiting, having bloody diarrhea, fever or chills. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is one of safe ones to take. Additional ingestion of yogurt or probiotics will further reduce the duration of diarrrhea. ...Read more

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What can I take for diarrhea if i'm breastfeeding?

What can I take for diarrhea if i'm breastfeeding?

Supportive Care: Best treatment for diarrhea, breastfeeding or not, is supportive care. Clear liquids- broth, pedialyte, sport drinks: soft foods- toast, crackers, mashed banana, applesauce are helpful. No need to stop breastfeeding, your baby will get protective immunity. Don't forget good handwashing with breastfeeding+ going to bathroom. Call your dr if you have blood in stool, unable to pee, or vomiting. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Try hydration: Most meds for diarrhea are not very effective Try hydration and a high carbohydrate diet: rice, potatoes, and breads. Also probiotics have been shown to be helpful in combating diarrhea. Kaopectae is a med that can help in some cases and should be ok with breastfeeding. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding: Your wife should be staying hydrated most importantly. Drinking plenty of fluids/Gatorade is important. Don't take any Immodium, you want whatever is in you out of you, and not trap the organism in you. Bigger question is this a stomach bug or actual food poisoning, which if latter then what kind of food poisoning bc that will dictate if you need treatment or not. ...Read more

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If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

No: Breast feeding is safe while you are having diarrhea. As a caveat, pay extra attention to proper hand hygiene. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 2,5 months old baby. He has diarrhea for 5 days almost.i changed a diet but it doesnot help.what can i do?

I am breastfeeding my 2,5 months old baby. He has diarrhea for 5 days almost.i changed a diet but it doesnot help.what can i do?

Keep breastfeeding: Breast milk has antibodies that help reduce viral diarrhea length. There is no medication for diarrhea at this age. Keep buttocks covered in vaseline. However, exclusively breastfed infants will often have squirty mustard looking stools with chunks - often called diarrhea by those used to harder firm stools of formula fed stools. If this persists, make appt with MD to check weight and check health ...Read more

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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea.  Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby. However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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I had my 4th C-section 3 weeks ago and have had diarrhea ever scince.I am breastfeeding.I feel fine otherwise what could this be how can I treat it?

I had my 4th C-section 3 weeks ago and have had diarrhea ever scince.I am breastfeeding.I feel fine otherwise what could this be how can I treat it?

Diarrhea: You probably got antibiotics during and after your c section. Because you've had the diarrhea for 3 weeks, it could be related to that. I would actually see your OB doc to confirm what the cause might be. In the meantime hydrate well, increase your fiber intake. ...Read more

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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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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more