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I'm breats feeding. And I was wondering what kind of stool softner can I take?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Senna or docusate

Both senna (derived from plants, most common brand name senekot) and docusate (synthetic medicine, most common brand name colace) are available over-the-counter without prescription, and can be taken once or twice a day with plenty of water. They act as gentle stool softeners, and both are safe to use when you are breastfeeding.

In brief: Senna or docusate

Both senna (derived from plants, most common brand name senekot) and docusate (synthetic medicine, most common brand name colace) are available over-the-counter without prescription, and can be taken once or twice a day with plenty of water. They act as gentle stool softeners, and both are safe to use when you are breastfeeding.
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