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

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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