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can I take dandelion root while breastfeeding

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hylton Lightman
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Herbs not safe: I personally do not recommend Orc , herbs etc during pregnancy. Don't know how safe they are
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
Diuretic: ...and what id the question?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: An extensive study for taking dietary supplements like burdock and dandelion in pregnancy is lacking, and most supplements are optional for healthy li ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
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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