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Can I Take Herbalife Tea While Breastfeeding
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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
Mgt: It is best to drink a well established brand. ...Read more
Be careful: Green tea itself may be safe in small amounts but pill formulations contain combinations of substances & you would have to study each formulation to determine what the ingredients may do. Green tea (camellia sinensis) contains caffeine, polyphenols, & tannins. Fussiness, jitteriness & poor sleep patterns have been reported in the infants of mothers with very high caffeine intakes. ...Read more
No problem: Your body can take care of anything harmful in the tea and prevent it from being secreted in the breast milk. ...Read more
OK; use moderation: Mothers report that babies most often object to chocolate; spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper); citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; strawberries; kiwifruit; pineapple; the gassy veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers); and fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Drinking herbal teas is ok for a breastfeeding mom . . . But mom should be safe by drinking the types of teas that have been drunk for many generations, by buying from a reputable manufacturer, and by drinking a variety of teas (so not to get too much of one herb's chemicals). Remember that herbs are not strictly regulated, so there may be a little or a lot of herb in teabags of different brands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Honestly there are tons of slimming drinks out there. I'm sure some of the herbal stimulants in some of those products probably get into the breast milk and therefore may not be safe to drink while breastfeeding. Because of the lack of studies, you're best off using diet and exercise of slimming teas. ...Read more
Many: You are probably better off sticking with water and plain tea that has no sweetening agents in at at all sugar or artificial. I would suggest a variety of different herbal or flavored teas sweetened with a bit of honey. It is important to stay hydrated while nursing, really water is the best. ...Read more
Small amounts in AM: Most drug concentrations peak within a few hours in breast milk. Foods usually will reach the baby by about 6 hours after ingestion. You should avoid excessive caffeine while breastfeeding, so a cup of tea or coffee in the AM is ok, but baby will get the caffeine around early afternoon. Large amounts of caffeine are not good for you or baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you know what: is in that tea? Many of the so-called herbals have contaminants in the materials. You would be better of drinking regular tea. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Be careful: Green tea itself may be safe in small amounts but pill formulations contain combinations of substances; you would have to study each formulation to determine what the ingredients may do. Green tea (camellia sinensis) contains caffeine, polyphenols, & tannins. Fussiness, jitteriness & poor sleep patterns have been reported in the infants of mothers with very high caffeine intakes. ...Read more
Caffeine: Most of the ingredients I see on their site are not a concern but the caffeine content is high, same as two cups of coffee. We generally say a cup of coffee in the morning is ok, most babies aren't that sensitive. But if you go drinking this all day long, I would expect the baby might become jittery and irritable. Perhaps they have a caffeine free version? ...Read more
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