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can i take calcium supplements while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! especially if your diet is low in calcium. Talk with your doctor about the appropriate amount if you are unsure. In addition, all nursing mothers should continue to take prenatal vitamins at least until your baby has weaned from the breast.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, no problem. That is totally fine and safe for baby.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Women who are breastfeeding can take calcium supplements. If a woman is planning to take more than the usual over-the-counter dose of calcium per day, she should first talk with her own doctor, to be sure she would not be at risk of getting problems from taking too much calcium.

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Last updated Apr 18, 2018

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