Last update: Dec. 26, 2017
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Osmotic laxatives are often used to cleanse the bowel before medical procedures.
They base their action on the very little or nothing they are absorbed and by this means forcing the water to enter the intestine with the result of watery diarrhea.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.
Another laxative with similar estructure which is Sodium Picosulfate (see specific info) is not excreted into breast milk
Be aware of drinking enough fluids to avoid dehydration of the nursing mother who is already loosing water by producing about 1 liter of milk a day.
We do not have alternatives for Sodium Sulfate since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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