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drinking unpasteurized juice while breastfeeding

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unpasteurized juice: Other than having an upset stomach occasionally, the lack of pasteurization of juice will generally not affect breast milk. The acids in the stomach ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Drinking unpasteurized liquid increases the risk of infection.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No contraindication: As long as the juice is prepared in a sanitary manner, there is no reason why you shouldn't drink it. Unlike milk which naturally contains bacteria ... Read More

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Why risk it?: There really is no proven benefit to drinking apple cider vinegar, pasteurized or not, so why risk it while breast-feeding? I would recommend avoiding ... Read More
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.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Any fruit juice is usually fine, in small amounts, as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice is not necessary and has lots of sugar (and is usually acid ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
YEs: Yes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
In general: Recommend avoiding unnecessary medication and herbals when breastfeeding.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bharathi Vayuvegula
27 years experience Pediatrics
Breast feeding: Prune juice has no impact on breast feeding.
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
10 years experience Pediatrics
No wheatgrass: wheatgrass is not recommended to take while breastfeeding. Because wheatgrass is raw, there is the risk of bacterial or fungal contamination which can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: We know now that cranberry juice does have chemical agents which interfere with the ability of e.coli to thrive in the bladder. We also know that not ... Read More
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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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