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BF safe stool softener?

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Gen35 Thu 10-Jul-14 12:10:30

Pg with dc2, expecting painful piles based on last time, would like to have a stool softener to take immediately/soon post birth, any recommendations? A lot say consult dr if planning to bf. Could go to boots but one less cringe inducing situation to face if you can recommend one?

Seeline Thu 10-Jul-14 12:12:09

I had a lot of stitches after labour so Drs were keen to prevent constipation and gave me Lactulose. I was bfing so must have been safe.

Gen35 Thu 10-Jul-14 12:19:01

Thank you!

OwlCapone Thu 10-Jul-14 12:32:32

I had lactulose under the same circumstances as Seeline.

onedogatoddlerandababy Thu 10-Jul-14 12:34:52

Eating lots of dried fruit (apricots are great for this) as well as drinking plenty of water will also help!
Good luck! (with the birth, not just the piles grin)

Molotov Thu 10-Jul-14 12:49:57

Lactulose is Godly grin I had it after my ELCS with dd2. I love the taste of it and was genuinely sad when my bottle I took home from the hospital pharmacy ran out smile

TheSteveMilliband Thu 10-Jul-14 12:56:24

Lactulose and lots of it! Nothing worse than pregnancy constipation (well except perhaps pregnancy vomiting combined with stress incontinence!)

Gen35 Thu 10-Jul-14 12:57:32

Thanks guys! It's just one thing I don't want to have to worry about! Remember begging for stool softener post delivery last time as was pretty 'uncomfortable' and I'd rather not have to do that again! Will also stock up on the fruits!

summertimeandthelivingiseasy Thu 10-Jul-14 12:59:16

Glycerine suppositories, should the stool softener fail

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Thu 10-Jul-14 13:02:21

Courgettes and garlic. I had an urge whilst b/feeding for baked tomatoes, courgettes, garlic and mozzarella. I had absolutely no problem going to the loo, and you would not believe the nappies shock

Gen35 Thu 10-Jul-14 13:09:20

smile I will also be sure to use that recipe! Reassuring. Somehow with all the myriad indignities, a sore bottom is just one too many!

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