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Can I breast feed while prepping for a colonoscopy? My 4 month old won't take a bottle.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Hydrate well. But, after sedation, most would recommend ou pump and discard for 24 hours.

In brief: Yes
Hydrate well. But, after sedation, most would recommend ou pump and discard for 24 hours.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Yes
However be sure to drink additional fluid so you are not dehydrated from the prep and the breast feeding.
You also may want to ask about the affects of the anesthetic agents on your milk for 24-48 hours post procedure. If anesthesia or pediatrician is concerned you may need to store some milk in advance of procedure to use in the post op period.

In brief: Yes
However be sure to drink additional fluid so you are not dehydrated from the prep and the breast feeding.
You also may want to ask about the affects of the anesthetic agents on your milk for 24-48 hours post procedure. If anesthesia or pediatrician is concerned you may need to store some milk in advance of procedure to use in the post op period.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine
In brief: Maybe
Most colon preps are not absorbed from the colon and are safe in breast fedding.
These are go-lytly or mag citrate. Be cautious with pill laxatives. The breast milk may become slightly more concentrated, so stay hydrated.

In brief: Maybe
Most colon preps are not absorbed from the colon and are safe in breast fedding.
These are go-lytly or mag citrate. Be cautious with pill laxatives. The breast milk may become slightly more concentrated, so stay hydrated.
Dr. Kevin Olson
Dr. Kevin Olson
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