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    Default Metamucil safe?

    Hello, just curious if it is safe to take Metamucil for constipation while breastfeeding?

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    Default Re: Metamucil safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ericapt View Post
    Hello, just curious if it is safe to take Metamucil for constipation while breastfeeding?
    i blelieve so as i was given stool softener and told to take as needed. i took metamucil at the doctors suggestion while pg also.

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    Default Re: Metamucil safe?

    Dietary Fiber / Bulk Forming Laxatives
    This type of laxative is not absorbed via the GI tract and thus should not pose a problem for breastfeeding mothers. Thus far none have been reviewed specifically by the AAP or "Medications and Mothers' Milk."
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/...ves.html#fiber
    HTH!

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