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April 1st, 2008, 09:52 PM
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TMI, but my prenatals make me seriously constipated, its gotten so bad that i have a hemorrhoid that won't go away. how necessary is it for me to continue taking my prenatal vitamin while breastfeeding?

p.s. i take calcium w/ vitamin d and fish oil as well.
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April 2nd, 2008, 06:26 AM
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Prune juice!

Im no expert at all on vitamins, but I've had some experience in the other area I take prenatals, calcium and magnesium tablets (depending on my dairy intake that day) and I was taking Omega 3 prenatals, and I never had that reaction, maybe its the brand of prenatals? I had that problem at first, I increased my water intake and it helped. I have to keep telling myself my boobs use up the water first
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April 2nd, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Chances are its simply the type of vitamin youre taking thats contributing to the constipation. Get one without Iron (which is what causes the constipation ) and maybe even try to get some whole food supplements - theyre better absorbed, and b/c its from whole foods it doesnt require as much compressed amounts of the vitamin, also leading to fewer problems. You may have to take several pills, b/c theyre not processed the same way - but theyre usually much easier to digest, no constipation, not to mention a whole slew of other benefits. Most health food stores & some chiropractors carry them

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April 2nd, 2008, 06:54 AM
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Usually it's the extra iron in prenatals that cause constipation. You could take a multivitamin instead, and that should help. Since you are taking calcium and fish oil too, you have your bases covered.
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April 2nd, 2008, 08:22 AM
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