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Why can’t I use a straw? Does anyone use a straw?
The straw debate is nuts but we get it. It creates almost as much passion and drama as the ‘which surgery is best’ debate, 😉
We have all used a straw in life so let’s talk our way thought this. A straw is a column that you draw liquid through before swallowing. That column is filled with air before you suck up and replace the air with liquid. IF you swallow that air, it can fill your pouch and intestines and be quite uncomfortable. BELCH… burrrrp… belch… burrrrrrrrrp… burp! That is the AIR you have swallowed.
Next time, suck through the straw and THINK while you are doing it. Swallow the liquid and not the air. If somehow you can’t manage this maneuver and the belching doesn’t stop… DON’T USE A STRAW. If you can drink through a straw without GULPING air with your liquid and belching, it’s fine to use one.
Doctors say ‘no straws’ because they can’t judge your sucking skills by looking at you and err on side of caution.