Last update Dec. 1, 2004
Stimulant, cathartic laxative drug that is irritant to intestinal mucosa. Chronic use or abuse may be a cause of hydroelectrolytic derangement in the mother and diarrhea in the infant. Safer laxative drugs are those bulk-inducing, osmotic, emollient or stool softener agents.
A balanced and fiber-rich diet, high fluid intake and physical exercise are of paramount importance to fight constipation.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, 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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