Glycerin 2.1 G Breastfeeding

Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Glycerin 2.1 G while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Glycerin 2.1 G.

What is Glycerin 2.1 G used for?

for relief of occasional constipation this product generally produces a bowel movement in 1/4 to 1 hour

Brief: Laxative

Is Glycerin 2.1 G usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Glycerin 2.1 G low risk for breastfeeding
Glycerin is the one and only active ingredient present in Glycerin 2.1 G. Glycerin in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Glycerin 2.1 G also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Glycerin in breastfeeding.

Glycerin 2.1 G Breastfeeding Analsys

Glycerin while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 56-81-5

Glycerin or glycerol is a normal component of human tissues. Involved in lipid and galactose synthesis which is metabolized to glucose or glycogen.It is found naturally in breast milk, with a highest concentration in colostrum. When it is used rectally as a laxative, has little or no absorption. It has been used in preterm infants. The oral or intravenous administration is rarely used (extracellular edema, intracranial hypertension, diagnosis of Meniere's disease). A short half-life span makes it compatible with breastfeeding in these rare cases.It also compatible with intraocular administration. It has been used in creams and gels to treat pain and cracks of nipple during lactation without clear results on effectiveness. In those cases it should be cleaned thoroughly with water before the next breast suckling to prevent it could be swallowed by the infant, since a high intestinal absorption may induce an increased plasma osmolality that can result in dehydration of the infant.

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Glycerin 2.1 G?

Glycerin 2.1 G is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Glycerin 2.1 G so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Glycerin 2.1 G, is it safe?

Glycerin 2.1 G comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Glycerin 2.1 G, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Glycerin 2.1 G

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Glycerin 2.1 G in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week