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question about meds i can take

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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What can I take for constipation? I'm like this a lot more now that I'm bfing. I haven't really changed my diet so I don't know what is so different. Does bfing change my bm?
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boshs1andonly
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM

i have been having the same issue. my lc said that milk of magnesia is safe, along with colace and dulcolax. when i asked her she said it is possible that the pregnancy caused it, and now it's just different than before even though like you my diet is basically the same. 

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mostlymaydays
by Group Admin - Stacy on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM
It's possible your bm (bowel movements) are too dry because water from your body is being diverted to bm (breastmilk) production. Try drinking more water?
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comf
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM
You can take a stool softener
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starreyedcutie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Colace
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aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Drink more fluids and you can take a stool softener.
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ckroch
by Colleen on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM
Be ware: dulcolax makes stool softener AND laxative. So don't have your hubby buy it- and don't just take the 2 pills he hands you ..... :-(
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larissalarie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM
Exactly!

Quoting mostlymaydays:

It's possible your bm (bowel movements) are too dry because water from your body is being diverted to bm (breastmilk) production. Try drinking more water?
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annaica
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM
Why not eat prunes? They are tasty :) or you can swig a shot down of prune juice every morning.
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