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Re: Breastfeeding and Diet Question

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Posted by Olivia on October 10, 2003 at 02:08:34:

In Reply to: Breastfeeding and Diet Question posted by Kristin on August 22, 2003 at 17:41:33:

There is nothing wrong with your baby. You should NOT be giveing her suppositories if you are breastfeeding. There is no reason for it. Breast milk is so good for a baby that most of the time the baby uses all of the nutrients the breastmilk has to offer, therefore there is nothing to poop out. The suppositories could very easily make your child poop out everything before she gets the nutrients that she needs. It is natural for the baby to maybe skip a few days of bowel movements. STOP trying to make her have a bowel movement asap. That is very unhealthy for her and I don't know why a trained doctor would ever tell you to use a suppository or even tell you to feed her prunes.
There may be some food that upset your baby's tummy like garlic, onions, broccoli, cows milk, etc, but there isn't anything that could affect her actual bowel movements. They would just giver her gas if anything.

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