Hi ladies. I gave birth to my second daughter on 4/6/13 and have been BF'ing her ever since. I BF'd her 2 year old sister for 13.5 months. So as a result of labor/delivery, I have some awful hemhhroids this time around. Yesterday, I cried for about an hour after a BM. To put this in perspective, I had both girls without epidurals (and without crying!). The pain agter the BM ladyed for many hours. This pain is intolerable. So last night I drank some Metamucil and that really helped with the BM this morning (less pain at time of BM and afterwards). Ok, now that I've totally embarrassed myself. Here is my question-
Will Metamucil decrease my milk supply? I read somewhere while TTC that Metamucil can affect your cervical mucus as it works by drawing in available fluid to the colon, which helps BMs to be softer. So my concern is that it may affect my milk supply like an antihistamine can. Does anyone have any idea if this is true? I did drink a cup of Mother's Milk tea after drinking the Metamucil to possibly counteract any of those ill effects.
Thanks so much in advance!