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Can I Use Evening Primrose Oil While Breastfeeding
See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more
Can i take holland &barrett evening primrose oil capsules, am not on any medication but breastfeeding?
What for: This is probably not going to help anything. ...Read more
Sure, but why????: Neither of these has been proved to be of any benefit for any purpose other than profit to snake oil salesmen. Save your money. If you have a medical problem, see a real dr. ...Read more
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Why would you ?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes but why would you want to? ...Read more
General rule: In general, any lotion or oil you apply the your skin does not transfer meds inside your body that might be passed into breast milk. ...Read more
Yes: Evening primrose oil is one of the best sources of gamma linoleic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid, while fish oil provides essential omega 3 fatty acids including epa and dha. Thus, taking both will provide you with both essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules full of omega-3 fish oils, with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified by the manufacturer, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand. If taken at the normally recommended doses by a breastfeeding mom, the fish oil should not cause any problems with the breastmilk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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