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colonoscopy and endoscopy and nursing

am having them done on tuesday at 11 am. the doctor gave me miralax, dulcolax and reglan to get prepared. from what i know am gonna be in the bathrrom alot tomorrow. the dr told me not to eat except for liquids soi got blue gatorade and he said jello so i made myself a big bowl of jello. any other suggestions? also they told me they were gonna put me under anyone have a colonocopy done while bf and if so how was your baby acting while ypu were taking the laxatives?

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Asked by piwife at 7:51 PM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Health

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  • well I would definatly try to pump before hand. Laxitives do pass threw breast milk. Do you supplement at all??

    Answer by Jillybeans24 at 7:53 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • how old is your baby im getting a colonoscopy as well, & im breastfeeding.... i didnt even tgink of that

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 7:56 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • yeah i do i actullay exclusevely pump but i used formula once a day.

    Answer by piwife at 7:56 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • 8 mts.

    Answer by piwife at 7:57 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • I would definatly keep pumping as much as i can before to try to store some up and then pump and dump a couple times. Its one thing if you take something because your pipes are a little backed up but that stuff is to literally clean you inside out!!!

    Answer by Jillybeans24 at 8:06 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • I recently stopped nursing and scheduled a Colonscopy. They said they wouldnt do it if I was pump and dump :)

    Answer by Ewoks at 10:42 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • I agree with pumping & dumping, and using stored breastmilk or formula til the day after. Chicken & beef broth are good, any clear liquids til the cut-off time. I was allowed soft foods up until the last few hours, then just clear liquids, then nothing. I drank apple juice too. You really just want enough to stay hydrated.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • am eating jello drinking water and gatorade, they told me thats all i can use. i calledthe lacation consultant and she said that until i have to take the miralax i can give him bm. i dont hjave to drink that yucky mixture till 6 pm so am given him as much as bm as i can before i start taking all the laxatives

    Answer by piwife at 10:10 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

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