Quoting Mann Makin' Mama[BBM]:" Castrol oil can cause meconium aspiration (a bowel movement from the baby and inhaled) which can lead ... [snip!] ... thing, I'd look for a different OB next time because that's smurfing stupid of a doctor to suggest something so dangerous."
A lot of doctors recommend it and they don't believe it's dangerous.
There's other things that cause the baby to poop that has been proven and it's not always castor oil. The baby's weight, if it's to large, over due. So many things.
Sometimes I think castor oil gets a bad rap. Because most moms take it after 40 weeks and chances are baby has already pooped.
but that's not always so. And that's the research I found on it when it was recommended for me to do it.
I also took it because I was in false labor for 4 days and I was exhausted. I wanted something to help it out along.
I'll never do it again, but in that situation I was exhausted and desperate and it didn't work for me anyways.