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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Breastfeeding. Yesterday missed to give liquid vitamin D to my 3months old baby. Is it ok? I am taking prenatal vitamins that also contain vitamin D

Breastfeeding. Yesterday missed to give liquid vitamin D to my 3months old baby. Is it ok? I am taking prenatal vitamins that also contain vitamin D

Missing vit D dose: No problem, 1 missed dose will not affect your baby, besides vitamins D in normally formed by the body from exposure of the skin to the sun. Try to give your baby the vitamin at the same time you take yours, this way you don't forget. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

Folic Acid: Folic Acid supplementation is important to help prevent neural tube birth defects. This is contained within all prenatal vitamins. You can choose any prenatal vitamin that you find appealing. ...Read more

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Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Overall the opinion: is No you do not need to be taking Hair vitamins while you are lactating, though any harmful effects on the baby is not immediately known. It IS known that any vitamins you take while breastfeeding WILL be transferred to the baby, especially the fat soluble ones (ADEK). Most women grow hair faster while they are pregnant or lactating anyway as part of the natural effects of progesterone. ...Read more

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My baby is taking vitamin d supplements (500 iu/day) and mutli-vitamins which has vitamin d (400 iu), is this safe?

My baby is taking vitamin d supplements (500 iu/day) and mutli-vitamins which has vitamin d (400 iu), is this safe?

Yes: Most authorities believe it is safe for infants to take up to 2000 iu of vit d per day. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more

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Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Absoutely!: Your system will do everything to give the best to your newborn. If you are not getting enough of all the different vitamins in your diet, it will steal them out of your tissues and bones to get some for the baby. It is difficult to get everything you need at this point just from your diet, so a vitamin is a must so you don't long-term weaken your body and bones. Take to boost both you and baby! ...Read more

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Is safe for nursing mothers to drink GNC womens ultra mega?

Is safe for nursing mothers to drink GNC womens ultra mega?

Not proven safe: The extraordinarily large doses of the vitamins in this product can result in high blood levels, which in turn can mean excessive levels in breast milk. The caffeine component is also passed through breastmilk. Experts recommend minimizing caffeine use in breastfeeding mothers. Stick to a regular prenatal vitamin and a healthy diet and exericse until your child has weaned. ...Read more

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Vitemin d food supplement for year kid?

Vitemin d food supplement for year kid?

Many choices: Will your kid drink vitamin-d enriched milk? ...Read more

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Im breast feeding is it oky to take an all natural diet supplement....

Im breast feeding is it oky to take an all natural diet supplement....

All natural suppleme: Must be sure the all natural supplement has safe ingredients, and then it would be ok. ...Read more

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I currently take monessa, will prenatal vitamins and herbalife products effect it?

I currently take monessa, will prenatal vitamins and herbalife products effect it?

Check the label: Look for St. John's Wort as an ingredient. St. John's wort increases the metabolism of hormones found in birth control pills. If you mix the two and are taking oral contraceptives as birth control, you may have an unintended pregnancy in spite of perfect medication use. Also look for the scientific name for the plant which is Hypericum perforatum, sometimes abbreviated H. perforatum. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is Atkins diet good diet for breast feeding mom?

No. Not safe: The low carb atkins during breastfeeding might not be safe, according to many experts. Risk of dehydration, low calcium, high fats, and other reasons. ...Read more

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Are Alive! Once Daily Ultra Potency Women's multivitamins safe for breastfeeding? Exclusive pumping 12 oz a day.

Are Alive! Once Daily Ultra Potency Women's multivitamins safe for breastfeeding? Exclusive pumping 12 oz a day.

Yes: This is a good-quality multivitamin. I recommend a good multivit for everyone but they are esp. important if breastfeeding. This time of year it is wise to take 4-5000 iu of Vit D3/day as well, and continue your Omega 3's as DHA is important for your baby's development. See http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/multivitamins-breastfeeding-4739.html ...Read more

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Foods to ensure good hair for my unborn baby?

Foods to ensure good hair for my unborn baby?

Any : You may eat foods that you like since maternal food intake is unrelated to fetal hair growth. ...Read more

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What vitamine supplements and amino acids should a 24 year old women take?

What vitamine supplements and amino acids should a 24 year old women take?

Depends: Are you on a special diet? Or have any restrictions? Assuming there are no issues and you are not vegetarian - you may not need any supplements (other than a multivitamin). ...Read more

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I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def(13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def(13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

Vitamin d : Yes - it is safe to take a prenatal vitamin and an over the counter vitamin d supplement. You want to make sure, though, that the supplement has a USP stamp on it. That stands for United States pharmacopoiea and ensures that the amount of vitamin d that is supposed to be in a tablet is really in it. ...Read more

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Is prenetal supplements vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Is prenetal  supplements  vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entire label at: http://similac.com/prenatal-care/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Yes: In the first 9 months of life, breastmilk or formula is adequate food for the baby. Solid foods are started at 6 months of age, but they are not required for nutrition at that young age. After age 9 months, baby food intake has increased to the point that solid food becomes an important part of the diet (at which time breastmilk or formula alone may no longer be adequate). ...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