Summary: There is some evidence, mainly from low-quality trials, that use of chewing gum after colorectal surgery or cesarean section (rather than a traditional nothing-by-mouth approach) might improve the recovery of gastro-intestinal function, and perhaps slightly decrease the length of hospital stay.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25914904/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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