View Full Version : Constipation?
01-20-2010, 08:05 AM
Anyone experience this while breast feeding?'
01-20-2010, 09:49 AM
Unfortunately, yes. Breastmilk is mostly water, so breastfeeding can take a lot of your hydration. Make sure to drink a LOT of fluid to keep hydrated and take some extra fiber to help things along.
01-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Thanks! I've been drinking like a trooper, but just cannot keep up!
01-20-2010, 01:55 PM
It really helps me when I eat lots of fresh fruit (clementines, oranges, apples, grapes- what I call 'easy fruit'), at least one bowl of oatmeal and one cup of coffee per day. Here is a cookbook that talks a lot about nutrition and breastfeeding that has lots of great ideas for nutritious/healthy foods while pregnant and breastfeeding. It is a vegetarian cookbook (which I am not a vegetarian), but I have found it helpful :)
01-20-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks, lismom2...I love cookbooks and this one looks perfect!
01-23-2010, 05:18 PM
High fiber foods would be the best route. If still not working call your OB, he may be able to tell you a type of stool softener that may help and safe while nursing.
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