Can you take metamucil while breastfeeding or would it give bubs the runs?
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23-02-2007 11:52 #1
Metamucil while breastfeeding?
23-02-2007 11:53 #2
Yes you can have metamucil but you can't have the tablets, senacot or something like that.
I ask the same thing not long after DS2 was born
23-02-2007 12:00 #3
I actually suffered from constipation before bub was born and the best product I have ever used is Normacol Plus (Natural fibre plus laxative). It was also given to me in the hospital the day after bub was born. It's really gentle and ALWAYS works. You take a spoonful at night before bed. It's slightly different to most of the others as it is in granule form which you swallow with a glass of water. It's also gluten free.
23-02-2007 12:05 #4
If you are worried you could try increasing the fibre in your diet before trying metamucil....I dont know much about it but I think metamucil is quite gentle anyway...am I right?
23-02-2007 12:06 #5
I was given it in the hospital whilst bfing...so I take it that its fine.
23-02-2007 12:07 #6
thats what i took after having bubs, as i heard them offer someone else it while iw as in hospital....
23-02-2007 12:08 #7
Middies gave me it when i was in hospi and BF - and i took the tablets too, i wasnt told there was a problem - Just make sure with the tablets that you drink the set about with them...
23-02-2007 12:10 #8
23-02-2007 12:15 #9
Depending on how particular you are about the things you put in your body and bubs'.....
Metamucil contains aspartame, which is also in diet drinks.... whilst most wouldn't say it is 'harmful' as such it can have some nasty side effects.....
23-02-2007 12:58 #10
My OB suggested metamucil to me at my 6 week check up. i wonder if the "original" flavour has the sweetener, or is it only the orange flavoured? You can also buy psyllum husks at health stores, it is sort of the same thing (but tastes and feels like you're drinking shredded bran).
It's not anything in it that "makes" you runny (like a laxative), it is the soluble fibre that pushes through your system, making everything move again.
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