Milk and Molasses Enemas - page 2

There are still physicians at the hospital where I work ordering milk and molasses enemas. Is anyone else out there still using these?! If so, what is the procedure followed for mixing and... Read More

  1. by   LuxCalidaNP
    As far as evidence-based practice goes, there is NO evidence that Milk o' mo works any better than a warm H20 enema. plus, you're screwed if you missed that milk allergy in their chart...
  2. by   canesdukegirl
    Oh goodness! I have HAD one of these as a patient. They work!
  3. by   carrotstix
    When I was little I used to come home from school and my mom would make me molasses milk... to drink. Pretty tasty. Never knew I was drinking an enema haha.
  4. by   Sonjailana
  5. by   Suethestudent
    "Gently insert the tube approximately 12 inches into the rectum or until you feel resistance.
    Do not force the tube. "( MD Anderson Cancer quote)
    That's a loooooong way... I was taught 3-4" max for an adult. Has anyone ever inserted a foot of tubing?
  6. by   OttawaRPN
    I was taught beyond the internal sphincter so 4-6 inches for adults.
  7. by   Esme12
    Quote from Suethestudent
    "Gently insert the tube approximately 12 inches into the rectum or until you feel resistance.
    Do not force the tube. "( MD Anderson Cancer quote)
    That's a loooooong way... I was taught 3-4" max for an adult. Has anyone ever inserted a foot of tubing?



    Not quite that far but to the point of slight resistance...........we had a MD who always ordered 3H enemas......
    High....Hot....and a helluva lot!
  8. by   canoehead
    Quote from abundantjoy07
    I had a physician order it, but the pharmacy said we don't carry molasses.

    It's a nonformulary drug in this case, suck it up pharmacy!
  9. by   MassED
    Quote from Suethestudent
    "Gently insert the tube approximately 12 inches into the rectum or until you feel resistance.
    Do not force the tube. "( MD Anderson Cancer quote)
    That's a loooooong way... I was taught 3-4" max for an adult. Has anyone ever inserted a foot of tubing?
    no way, never 12 inches. That's just ridiculous.
  10. by   MassED
    why not just skip all that and use some Habanero peppers..... that'd clear a person out!
  11. by   Crispy Critter
    I remember when those 3H enemas from the 70's! Also,"Enemas till clear" was a common order for test prep, and some patients tolerated it very poorly. I, too, thought someone was yanking my chain when I first heard of an M&M enema. I've never given one. Are they worse than Kayexelate PR? Hate that stuff!
  12. by   BillBahring
    Came on here looking for the recipe for a Milk & Molasses Enema as I am currently suffering with fecal impaction and want to try one before going to the ER. I've been on the opposite end of the enema tubing and can tell you THEY ARE VERY EFFECTIVE!
    A few years back I became impacted following abdominal hernia repair from the anesthesia and pain medication. I went to the ER. I was admitted, manually dis-impacted and then given a series of M&M's. I just had inguinal hernia repair and having the same problem. Thanks for the recipe and wish me luck.

    Bill
  13. by   thehipcrip
    Why not just have the patient drink a bottle (or two, if one doesn't get the blow-out required) of magnesium citrate instead of messing around with a messy, sticky M&M enema that may or may not work?

    Haven't met a person yet for whom mag citrate isn't 100 percent effective in clearing an impaction.

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