A 33-year-old female asked:
Is it safe to take creatine while breastfeeding? i only breastfeed at night. and my baby is 11 months old?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberganswered
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Best not to use this: Creatine is used as a dietary supplement to increase muscle mass and improve exercise performance. Breastmilk levels of creatine have not been measured after supplement administration in humans. Creatine is converted into creatinine in the mother's and infant's bodies. It may increase the infant's serum creatinine, which may alter readings of the baby's kidney function. Best not to use this.
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Dr. Charles Turckanswered
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Effects unclear: There is limited information on the effect of creatine while breastfeeding and how it may affect your baby. Creatine is a normal component in breastmilk, but whether taking extra creatine can lead to unwanted effects is still unknown.
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Last updated Nov 10, 2020
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