Can You Take Colace While Breastfeeding?

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By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
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Yes, you can take Colace, also known as docusate, while breastfeeding!

According to the National Institutes of Health , docusate is generally recognized as safe to use during breastfeeding. The drug is minimally absorbed from the gut, which means only a very tiny amount, if any, can reach your breast milk. In a nutshell, it's unlikely that docusate would cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.

However, as with any medication, it's always wise to check in with your healthcare provider before starting on Colace.

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Can You Take Colace While Breastfeeding?

 Krystal Duhaney Profile Photo
By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
Image for article  Can You Take Colace While Breastfeeding?

Yes, you can take Colace, also known as docusate, while breastfeeding!

According to the National Institutes of Health , docusate is generally recognized as safe to use during breastfeeding. The drug is minimally absorbed from the gut, which means only a very tiny amount, if any, can reach your breast milk. In a nutshell, it's unlikely that docusate would cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.

However, as with any medication, it's always wise to check in with your healthcare provider before starting on Colace.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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