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Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


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Can i take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Can i take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Avoid them: I am not certain what diet supplements mean as the term covers numerous supplements of various ingredients. Avoid anything during pregnancy that is not preapproved by your obstetrician. I would limit supplements to prenatal vitamins and folic acid. ...Read more

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Can i continue to take aguaje supplements while pregnant?

Can i continue to take aguaje supplements while pregnant?

No data to answer: I have not found any research studies that answer this question. Aguaje is said to be a rich source of phytoestrogens & is traditionally used to increase fertility. I would be cautious during the first trimester (when one should be cautious re: most supps) but as a fruit that is apparently widely eaten in the amazon during pregnancy it is probably safe. ...Read more

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Can i take quercetin while breastfeeding?

Can i take quercetin while breastfeeding?

Minimal studies : This anti-oxidant preparation is not listed in the main breast feeding references & the available data cites little available data about use in breast feeding.Web md cites this & recommends against its use for that reason. ...Read more

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Can i take vitamins while taking levothyroxine?

Can i take vitamins while taking levothyroxine?

Yes: Just make sure you take the thyroid med on an empty stomach and take vitamins later. ...Read more

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Can I take echinacea while breastfeeding?

Can I take echinacea while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Can i take Lipozene while breastfeeding?

Can i take Lipozene while breastfeeding?

No information: Lipozene is not an fda-approved drug so there are no published studies regarding safety during pregnancy or breast-feeding. The company can say whatever they want about it being a "natural" product and that it's not a drug, but the truth is there is no way to know whether it's safe or not. ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamin for women while taking black cohosh?

Can i take multivitamin for women while taking black cohosh?

Yes: But not much is known about black cohosh. It has estrogen-like properties that can have different effects in different parts of the body. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can i take an iron supplement after taking levothyroxine?

Can i take an iron supplement  after taking levothyroxine?

Iron: Be careful what you take. Please get the OK from the doctor looking after your thyroid. ...Read more

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Can i take amino acids while i breastfeed?

AMINO ACIDS: Yes there is no problem with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can i take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

Can i take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

The less the better: The lessdim plus contains various vegetables, repotedly. I would be leery of their claim that it supports breast functio.. I would also ask your doctor if the zoloft (sertraline) is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Can i take iron tablet ferfix-fa during breastfeeding.?

Can i take iron tablet ferfix-fa during breastfeeding.?

Taking iron tablet: Yes it is fine to take oral iron tablet during the period of time you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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Should i take magnesium supplement while taking amoxycillan?

Should i take magnesium supplement while taking amoxycillan?

Separate: Magnesium can interfere with the absorption of certain antibiotics so to play it safe you should separate the magnesium and the Amoxicillin by at least 4 hours, or wait until you are done with the Amoxicillin to start the magnesium. ...Read more

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Safe to take biotin while breastfeeding?

Safe to take biotin while breastfeeding?

Yes: This vitamin is safe to use while breastfeeding.Any excess of that needed is readily lost in the urine daily. ...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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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