A member asked:

Can i take calcium supplements while breastfeeding?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers

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.

Answered 4/18/2018


Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Yes: Yes, no problem. That is totally fine and safe for baby.

Answered 9/18/2017



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.

Answered 6/12/2011



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