A 34-year-old female asked:
im a breastfeeding mom to my 6wks baby.is it ok if i take vit.e/alpha tocopherol while breastfeeding.i use to take it when im not yet pregnant?
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Scientists recommend that pregnant or lactating women be held to lower dietary intake levels of Alpha tocopherol and vitamin e substances. One reason is because high dosages of some of these tocopherol elements have been linked to birth defects. The rda for pregnant women of any age, it is 15 milligrams (or 22.5 iu); for breastfeeding women of any age, it is 19 milligrams (or 28.5 iu).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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