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Can a woman take a laxantive when give a baby breast feeding?

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Marvell 21 Dec 2011

Which laxative did you want to take?

You could take something with lots of fibre, like Metamucil, or lactulose.

Metamucil (Psyllium) is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. Psyllium works by absorbing liquid in the intestines and swelling to create a softer, bulky stool that is easier to pass.

Psyllium is used to treat occasional constipation or bowel irregularity. Psyllium may also be used to treat diarrhea and may help lower cholesterol when used together with a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat.

Lactulose Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of lactulose into human milk. While the manufacturer recommends cautious use during lactation, adverse effects in the nursing infant are unlikely given the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of the drug.

https://www.drugs.com/mtm/metamucil.html

https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/lactulose.html

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