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Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

See below: Supplements during breast feeding are generally a bad idea, considering they don't have the same safety testing rigor as regular drugs. That being said, the limited data for milk thistle suggests against any presence in breast milk; on the flip side, there is no solid data that suggests it helps with milk production either. If it doesn't work, why continue to take it and risk harm? ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...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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Can calcium supplement harmful for lactating babies?

Can calcium supplement harmful for lactating babies?

?lactating babies?: I know of no problems that a calcium supplement would cause during lactation unless the mother had a problem of calcium build up in her kidneys (nephrocalcinosis) as part of a metabolic problem.If so she should discuss the issue with her treating kidney doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking GNC mega green women's active safe while nursing?

Is taking GNC mega green women's active safe while nursing?

Appears to be: The label advises consulting your doctor if nursing which is not great advise as few docs have the knowledge to assess its safety. While the ingredients may find their way into breast milk, none of these should harm your baby.However, some babies may not like the taste of milk due to taking these ; it's possible some might get gas from some ingredients like broccoli though it has only tiny amounts. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Yes: No problem with this medication.It achieves a level as one of the most benign medications taken during lactation. ...Read more

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Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Absolutely: It is an excellent source of additional nutrition that is needed to provide optimal milk for your child. Enjoy! ...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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I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

Yes: As far as anyone knows evening primrose oil is perfectly safe to take while breastfeeding. See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/461841-can-i-take-evening-primrose-while-breastfeeding/ for more information. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Can nursing mother take acai berries supplement?

Can nursing mother take acai berries supplement?

I would not: Acai berries are fresh only if you live in brazil, otherwise they are heavily preserved. Small doses unlikely to be troublesome but people are taking acai as a weight loss supplement which requires heftier dosage. Our time nursing our children is limited. They don't care if we still carry extra weight; be patient if you can ; avoid unknown substances like this. Opinion only on my part. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink an Amino Energy supplement while breastfeeding my 10.5 month old?

Is it safe to drink an Amino Energy supplement while breastfeeding my 10.5 month old?

Probably: However, if you're in doubt , better defer the supplement until done with the breastfeeding. You might not find a clear cut answer, as is the case for most food supplements. A good source of information on drugs and breastfeeding: Lactmed, you can check it, but you need to know the exact active ingredient of the supplement you want to take, wish you and your child wellness ...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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It is safe to take alfalfa supplement to boost up my milk supply while I am breastfeeding?

It is safe to take alfalfa supplement to boost up my milk supply while I am breastfeeding?

Alfalfa ok: It is reported that alfalfa increases milk supply it also is supposed to increase the fat content of breast milk. ...Read more

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Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Is Milk Thistle safe to take during pregnancy?

Is Milk Thistle safe to take during pregnancy?

Not recommended: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/milk-thistle University of Maryland Medical Center (USA) advises pregnant and breast feeding women against ingesting milk thistle. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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