milk and molasses works as mild stimulant to stimulate bowel peristalsis, evacuate stool and is easy on the bowel lining.
see prior post on subject:
for those patients whose hard stool is just beyond the reach of your glove,and you don't have a sse bag or rectal tube available. attach a 18 fr or larger foley to end of a fleets enema
bottle, lubricate well with water soluble gel, insert tube with rotating motion up past stool as high as it will reach. administer enema
up high, try to keep the patient side-lying for 15 min, expect great results.
brown cow = m+m = milk
and molasses enema
warm 8oz milk
in pan on stove or microwave 1 min. mix in 8 oz molasses. allow mixture to cool to room temp (test on inside of forearm).
once cooled, add to enema
bag and your ready to go.
swear too that brear rabbit superior to grandma's molasses as has higher darkstrap molasses content. :chuckle
see diane k. newman, rnc, msn, crnp, faan
incontinence nurse practitioners article for good info: http://www.seekwellness.com/incontinence/bowel.htm