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  1. #1
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    Default laxatives OK???

    not sure where to post since my DD is 12 months old and still nursing I chose here. Is it ok to take an over the counter laxative while BF? DD still nurses 3x a night. So could I take it during the day and be ok?

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    Default Re: laxatives OK???

    I think I have heard you should stay away from laxatives, per se, but stool softeners and fiber supplements are okay. I have been taking a stool softener (docusate sodium, I think) and sometimes take a fiber supplement. I have had problems for a long time with my bowels!

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
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    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
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    Default Re: laxatives OK???

    I would try a fiber or stool softening laxative first. Here is some more good information on specific ingredients and their safety ...

    Laxatives and Breastfeeding

    Hope this helps!

    Mama to Adeline Brett, breastfed for 4.5 years (12/14/05) and little Eliza June, new tiny sprite in my arms and still learning the ropes (7/18/10)

    Family Blog • If I'm here I'm nursing and typing one handed ... forgive the typos!
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    Default Re: laxatives OK???

    Oh, yeah, and prune juice works wonders for me...better than any laxative!

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
    Miles in 2011: 708.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 509)
    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

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