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Can I take dandelion root while breastfeeding

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hylton Lightman
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Herbs not safe: I personally do not recommend Orc , herbs etc during pregnancy. Don't know how safe they are
A member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Should be OK: The traditional medicine doesn't have an official information regarding safety of the dandelion root tea while breastfeeding. Check with naturopathic ... Read More
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes it is: Per the national libary of medicine database- lactmed- it is generally recognized as safe by the fda. Some believe it is a galactogue (increases breas... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Possibly: Agree with dr. Poinsett that this herb is generally recognized as safe . . . Yet we have no information that definitely establishes its safety in brea... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
I hope you discussed: the benefits vs. risks of your progesterone & anti-prolactin medications with both your OB & your Pediatrician. Apparently, one shouldn't use ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Uncertain: Although the use of dandelion root has been use in alternative therapy for years there are no definitive studies indicating safety. There are also no ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Not sure: Taking herbal products without knowing if scientific tests were done about efficacy and side effects can be unwise especially if you are pregnant. P... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Stomache issues: I suggest you lower your gluten intake, try prune juice and avoid binding foods like rice and banana . If it doesn't improve after a week, please see ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Promacta may indeed cause irritation of the liver, all the way to severe liver toxicity. It may also cause hair loss. Folk remedies like milk thistl... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Supplements: Since the FDA doesn't investigate supplements for contaminants, efficacy and dosing, most physicians can not approve or recommend them or comment on p... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
None works b my opinion. These 2 things work for sure and it does not cost money: low calorie diet (low carb and saturated fat) and exercise.

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