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Can I take probiotics while breastfeeding

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Probiotics are just bacteria, the healthy kind that live in your intestine and similar to what you might find in yogurt. While some medications are un... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: These living organisms enter and stay in youe intestines if the survive the transit through the stomach (acid) and other digestive juices.They help ba... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Safe : That is considered safe but is not likely to help anything during pregnancy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No proven benefit: Probiotics have not been proven beneficial for gastroesophageal reflux. Thickened feeding by adding cereal to the breast milk or formula should be co... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probiotics: These living organisms enter and stay in youe intestines if the survive the transit through the stomach (acid) and other digestive juices.They help ba... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Safe: Fluconozole is generally considered safe to use during breastfeeding. I would ask your OB/GYN or Family Doctor to make sure they agree with that befo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not needed: At a month old, your baby gets all sorts of antibodies from your breast milk. She doesn't need anything else. Older children can take simple acidoph... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Probiotics are not like drugs that might go into the milk. They stay in your gut or are digested like any other food.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes!: If you take antibiotics - it disturb normal bowel flora and makes you prone to yeast and other more aggressive infections . VSL is life probiotic like... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncertain: Most experts recommend against it in pregnacy as it can cause a decrease in uterine tone and colic in babies when nursing.

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