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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Nutrition For Mon Vitamins

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

God made food: Is of particular importance. Be sure that your vitamin intake is rich enough in folic acid. Do not eat or drink any form of junk, especially all the sweet stuff. Do not drink any pop or caffeine containing drinks, including, of course, coffee-----not even decaf. ...Read more

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Are vitamin b12 shots safe during breastfeeding?

Are vitamin b12 shots safe during breastfeeding?

Probably safe: If needed for health reasons such as pernicious anemia, then should be fine. If used for energy boosting, then would consult with your babies doctor ...Read more

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When do I take prenatal vitamins if breastfeeding?

When do I take prenatal vitamins if breastfeeding?

Daily: You can start taking vitamins immediately and continue on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Should I take prenatal vitamins if i'm breastfeeding?

Should I take prenatal vitamins if i'm breastfeeding?

Yes: Absolutely. Many women are vitamin d deficient which will contribute to vitamin d deficiency in the baby (rickets). The baby should also receive a vitamin d supplement. ...Read more

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What daily vitamins should I take after having a baby? Is there a difference if I am or am not breastfeeding?

What daily vitamins should I take after having a baby?  Is there a difference if I am or am not breastfeeding?

Prenatal vitamins: In general we tell women to take prenatals for 6 months or until you stop breastfeeding. I know that a lot of women have nausea or upset stomach with prenatals and it is safe to go back to a regular multivitamin if you don't tolerate the prenatals. ...Read more

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Is my breastfeeding baby getting enough vitamin d?

Is my breastfeeding baby getting enough vitamin d?

Probably: The vitamin d in breastmilk is more bioavailable to the baby than in regualr milk. Make sure you are getting enough sunshine at this time of year. About 15 minutes a day, if it is warm and not too bright, your infant can benefit too. We've all become a little bit too overboard with sunscreen and that can lower the vitamin d levels too. Sun shine is not bad, sun burn is. Be cautious & limited ...Read more

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Can you take collagen and prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding ?

Can you take collagen and prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding ?

Yes: You can take collagen and prenatal vitamins without any worry. If you are not vitamin deficient, they will provide little if any benefit and unused vitamins will flush out of your system within a day or so. ...Read more

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Hello doc..can i ask question ??my baby is 3 weeks old and shes not so big shes tiny and im having breastfeeding ...can i give her vitamins,?what kind

Hello doc..can i ask question ??my baby is 3 weeks old and shes not so big shes tiny and im having breastfeeding ...can i give her vitamins,?what kind

Breast feed her: And ask her pediatrician to weigh her and determine if she is gaining weight well. Consider asking your doctor to refer you to a breastfeeding consultant if you are having difficulty with nursing . Congratulations on your decision to breast feed your baby! It's the best ! ...Read more

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Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts ...Read more

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Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Vitamin D: Breastmilk is a complete source of nutrition for infants with the exception of Vitamin D. Typically Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, but because dermatologists recommend avoiding sun exposure for infants, it is best to give them Vitamin D as a supplement. Infant Vitamin D drops or in 'tri-vi-sol' drops which also contain vitamins A&K are both available options. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin b7 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin b7 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: You will have enough vitamin b7 in your adult multivitamin. The best way to get all vitamins and minerals is through your diet. Good sources of vitamin b7 are chicken and fish. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more