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Can I Take L Tyrosine While Breastfeeding
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
Not really: Both are stimulants and are secreted in the breast milk and cause excess stimulation and seizures in a baby ...Read more
Yes: There is no data to indicate eltroxin (levothyroxine) has a negative effect on breastfeeding infants of mothers who take it. If a doctor has prescribed levothyroxine to you, this is not a reason to stop breastfeeding. Thyrpoid meds are definitely safe in pregnancy or lactation, as keeping your thyroid controlled helps to control your childs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Caution should be taken if breastfeeding while on this med. Both primadone and a metabolite Phenobarbital will pass to baby and can produce sedation in the neonatal period. Relative transfer <9% of mothers dose, with serum levels from trace to <1/2 therapuetic for both. Harriet lane c2-caution, hale L3 moderately safe. See medications and mothers milk 14ed. Hale, 2010. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forget this garbage.: Unless advised to take extra amino acids by a professional doctor, for a genetic lack of them or for a proven deficiency, save your money & lower risk from chronic use. These are 2 amino acids, present in most protein. The last thing anybody in the US needs is any more protein! If you get adequate protein from food which happens, unless you are starving, extra protein only increases your risk. ...Read more
Probably safe: Levocarnitine and acetyl-l-carnitine (acetlycarnitine) are normal components of human milk that are required for fat metabolism. It appears unlikely that maternal levocarnitine supplements during nursing would be harmful to the infant, but until more data are available, it is probably best to avoid levocarnitine. Any doubts about any chemicals: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT ...Read more
Yes: You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Even though we tend to think of herbs and plants as natural, it does not mean they are always safe, specially for infants or brestfeeding moms. What ever we consume, we are exposing our babies via breast milk. There is simply not enough data to take the risk. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Category B: There is no evidence(with no human studies) that it will cause any issues, but again, no human studies either with mom or baby. Animal studies do not show any problems. However, you should check with your OB to be sure as different health issues within pregnancy could change the clinical picture. Once you speak to your physician, then it is just a personal choice from there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Avoid Interactions: The occurance of interactions between Acetyl Carnitine and Zyprexa are rare but present. I would avoid the use of these two together. There have been rare cases of psychosis with the use of both. Please consult with your primary doctor or psychiatrist if you would like to continue. ...Read more
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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