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is it safe to drink roasted dandelion root tea if i am breastfeeding?

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Should be OK: The traditional medicine doesn't have an official information regarding safety of the dandelion root tea while breastfeeding. Check with naturopathic or alternative medicine doctor.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes it is: Per the national libary of medicine database- lactmed- it is generally recognized as safe by the fda. Some believe it is a galactogue (increases breast milk production) but there are no clinical trials to support this. More on breastfeeding and medications http://breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.Lbsbjbme.Dpbs.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Possibly: Agree with dr. Poinsett that this herb is generally recognized as safe . . . Yet we have no information that definitely establishes its safety in breastfeeding. Are you looking for safe ways to help you produce breast milk? Mother's milk tea by traditional medicinals may work & be safer. Here's a helpful article describing additional, behavioral steps to take also: http://tinyurl.Com/k6b2gf2.

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