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can you drink cranberry juice while breastfeeding

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Cranberry juice is fine.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cranberry Juice: When used in normal food quantities that is fine.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
UTI: You didn't mention if you were taking any antibiotics for your UTI. No connection between UTI and breastfeeding. Followup with your doctor as you ar ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Watch out for sugars: Cranberry juice is a great source of antioxidant flavonoids. Besides its fame for helping treat uti's it may prevent & even reverse cardiovascular dis ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cranberry juice: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin. It also contains sugar.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manel Silva
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes!: Cranberry juice is fine at any point in your pregnancy. It is often used as a treatment for urine infections; however, if you're pregnant and concern ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
41 years experience Family Medicine
It is supposed ...: To acidify the urine, which theoretically kills or prevents bacterial growth in the urine. Most studies show this really doesn't work. The urine is n ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it does not: It does not.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Water: Cranberry juice will do nothing to cure your uti. Water water water and more water.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
48 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Unlikely to have significant effect, more effect from weight loss, exercise and medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Can make cystitis irritation worse. Cranberry juice is only of use in preventing cystitis as it interferes with bacteria adhering to bladder lining. A ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
No: Cranberry juice has no effect on the colon.

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