constipation and breast feeding

(4 Posts)
oxford1972 Wed 10-Oct-12 19:17:32

I have been to doctors as suffering from really bad constipation. I was told it can happen when breast feeding. I have been given lactulose but it isn't helping much. Any tips appreciated. Thank you.

stargirl1701 Wed 10-Oct-12 19:21:24

Lots and lots of water. Raw vegetables. Prunes. Dried apricots. More water.

Hope it passes soon.

berri Wed 10-Oct-12 19:22:47

Prune juice works well (nicest tasting one is sunsweet if you can find it). Doesn't take a huge glass so don't go mad unless you're planning on staying in grin

Works much better (for me) than dried prunes & apricots etc.

needsadviceplease Wed 10-Oct-12 21:33:40

I would echo water. When the mw etc told me to drink lots of it, I just thought 'yeah, yeah' - I drank at least 2l daily, I figured that advice was based on the assumption that I, like most people, didn't drink enough.

Wrong! Turns out I need 3-4l daily while bfing. Good luck.

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