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im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medicine should i take?

im concerned about the medicine i can take while breasfeeding..my baby is four weeks old...any opinions??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Feb. 15, 2009 in Health

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  • If you've had more than 3-4 bouts of this in one day, call your doctor.
    super_mommy4

    Answer by super_mommy4 at 11:35 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • Here's the list fromt he American Academy of Pediatrics:

    Imodium, Pepto Diarrhea Control, Maalox Antidiarrheal Caplets, Kaopectate II Caplets, Immodium Advanced
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:59 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • You probably don't need any. Stop drinking anything but water...only drink water. Bulk up on starches and carbs...just like you would for a kid with diarrhea. Breads, pastas, rices, crackers, bananas, etc....It will help bulk you up.

    If you feel there may be a problem (becoming dehydrated or another cause for the diarrhea other than a virus) see your doctor.

    Keep in mind there's a difference between "loose stools" and "diarrhea". Diarrhea is over 6 times of runny bowels in a day...other than that it's "loose stools" (per our doctors, anyway)

    Just bulk up the starches and you don't have to worry about any medications. If you want medications, I would check with you doctor to be sure...
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:44 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

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