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is it alright / safe if i will intake three different vitamins (a, c, e) everyday?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Vitamins: Ok if taken at daily recommended allowances.

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How much sleep should my newborn get each day?

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12-15 hours per day: On average, an infant will sleep roughly 12-15 hours per day. For most babies, that will be a combination of 10-12 hours at night and 2-4 hours of napping throughout the day.
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Is it safe to take vitamin b5 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Yes: It is one of the vitamins in your daily prenatal vitamin so you probably don't need anymore. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Our bodies absorb vitamins much better through unprocessed foods than supplements.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take vitamin C while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Yes: You can take vit c supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding but you should not exceed recommended dosing. You will get more with eating lots of fruits and vegetables high in vitamin c. Our bodies absorb vitamins much better when presented in unprocessed foods. Plus if you are taking a multivitamin everyday that will also have vitamin C in it. Too many vtiamin supplements are not good.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

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Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime.However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend & I are trying to get pregnant. I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) & my doc is having me get off it slowly; 1 pill every other day for a month & then 1 pill every 3rd day until gone. Does this sound reasonable?

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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes, it's great.: It's best to taper off the zoloft (sertraline) and your doctor has an excellent plan.

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