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postpartum constipation? (sorry if TMI)

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September 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Frangipani's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Is anyone experiencing this? I did a search online and found that it's not uncommon in breastfeeding moms especially.

I'm trying to increase my water consumption as well as fruit juice/veggies etc. I was eating Fiber One cereal every day when I was pregnant, which worked GREAT. But, DS seems to get really gassy so I'm trying to avoid dairy, which means no cereal.

I bought some Senokot at the store today but after searching online, I'm not sure if I want to use it. Some of the sites said it could increase DS's discomfort and gassiness, which I really want to avoid.

Anyone have any tips?
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September 16th, 2010, 09:46 PM
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The nurses in the hospital made a concoction of hot tea, ginger ale and a little prune juice. It tasted really good and worked. At home I've just been drinking prune juice.
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September 16th, 2010, 10:12 PM
alethia's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Yes, i've been using milk of mag (also safe when preggo cause its a saline based)
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September 17th, 2010, 06:52 AM
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I used a stool softener afterwards (last time)until I felt totally normal.
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September 17th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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It took me a while but a generic stool softener finally helped.
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September 17th, 2010, 06:56 AM
mrsdaiwa24's Avatar Amy, soon-to-be-mama of 2
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OMG -- it's been awful! I know this is going to be TMI, but seriously, the other night it felt like I was giving birth all over again! My pharmacist recommended Colase for BFing moms -- it's making the situation better.

Good luck!
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September 17th, 2010, 09:06 AM
mt23hc's Avatar Melissa
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Yup--I take stool softeners when needed.
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