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Ok, so I'm 5 days PP right now, and went #2 a couple of days ago, but I felt like I was straining to make it happen and I don't want to give myself hemorrhoids. I feel like I need to go, but nothing is happening. I've been drinking tons of water, so that's good, though I could probably stand to up my fiber intake.
I have some stool softeners (Docusate Calcium) because I figured that would be better than using a laxative. But it says on the box not to use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is this one of those things that I'm absolutely not supposed to take while breastfeeding, or is it just one of those liability things where they're just covering their butts by putting that disclaimer on the box? Has anyone else taken stool softeners?