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Can you take B12 vitamins while breast feeding?

Can you take B12 vitamins while breast feeding?

Yes: Continue taking your prenatal vitamins, which contain b12, as long as you are breast feeding. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


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Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Overall the opinion: Is No you do not need to be taking Hair vitamins while you are lactating, though any harmful effects on the baby is not immediately known. It IS known that any vitamins you take while breastfeeding WILL be transferred to the baby, especially the fat soluble ones (ADEK). Most women grow hair faster while they are pregnant or lactating anyway as part of the natural effects of progesterone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2500mcg of biotin vitamins when breast feeding?

Is it safe to take 2500mcg of biotin vitamins when breast feeding?

Unknown: There is really no data on whether high doses of biotin are safe while you're breastfeeding. Because it is unknown, I would not recommend taking it unless the biotin was prescribed by your doctor. Most over the counter biotin supplements are not necessary as it is extremely rare to have a biotin deficiency. ...Read more

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I am 5 days away from having a baby, what is a good diet plan to follow? And I will not be breast feeding so is there certain vitamins I should take?

I am 5 days away from having a baby, what is a good diet plan to follow? And I will not be breast feeding so is there certain vitamins I should take?

Veggie-rich, consider: I recommend a diet rich in organic fruits & veggies, nuts & seeds, esp. Green veggies that are rich in magnesium. Avoid GMO foods- see http://bit. Ly/19XAX7E
Continue your prenatal vit.
PLEASE consider breastfeeding- even only a few weeks protects your baby from many serious illnesses & has life-long health benefits- if you love your baby give it this irreplaceable gift! See
http://bit. Ly/1lceHGV ...Read more

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Can I take a hair vitamin while I'm still on prenatal vitamins and also breast-feeding.

Can I take a hair vitamin while I'm still on prenatal vitamins and also breast-feeding.

Should be okay: .. as long as it is a naturally occurring vitamin that would normally exist in the body. If it is artificial, even without knowledge of the exact substance, I would recommend against putting in your body while you are breast-feeding your child. Just know that whatever you are trying to do to help yourself with these vitamins may very well end up working on the infant as well. ...Read more

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Always tired. Really need vitamins to boost my Energy. I'm also breast feeding. What vitamins would be best to take?

Prenatal Vitamin: Prenatal vitamins are best especially if you are nursing. Even though you are postpartum and are most likely fatigued due to sleep deprivation, I would have a checkup by your OB/GYN to have blood work to evaluate for anemia, vitamin level (B12), and thyroid level. ...Read more

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Should u stay on a prenatal vitamin while breast feeding? Is it necessary?

Depends on you: The breast will prepare milk for baby by extracting nutrients from you, your bones/diet/etc. The prenatal vitamins actually protect you more than they do baby. If you want to be stooped over with osteoporosis in your golden years because of calcium & nutrient loss through breast feeding, skip them. Great grandma would have liked to avoid it if she could, you have a chance to. ...Read more

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I am breast feeding. Can I use vitamin a+e?

I am breast feeding. Can I use vitamin a+e?

Yes: Use them with their regular daily recommendations. Both are fat soluble and storeed in the body so using massive amounts can cause problems. ...Read more

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I am breast feeding and using formula for my 1 week old baby, do I still need to give her the vitamin K daily drop?

I am breast feeding and using formula for my 1 week old baby, do I still need to give her the vitamin K daily drop?

Vit D recommended: I think you may be referring to Vit D supplementation rather than K.
This is a recommendation from the AAP and they do recommend that partially breast fed infants also receive Vitamin D.
"The AAP recommends that all infants and children, including adolescents, have a minimum daily intake of 400 IU of vitamin D beginning soon after birth. Exclusively and partially breastfed babies should also. ; ...Read more

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Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?

Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?

Omnitrition drops: No it is not safe to diet while you are breastfeeding. Secondly it is time for your child to be eating a diet that is high in protein in the form of meat and eggs, carbohydrates in the form of pasta and cereals and fats in the form of avocado and whole milk. ...Read more

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What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

Fenugreek tea: There is a herbal tea called mother's milk that works quite well:

http://www. Traditionalmedicinals. Com/product/mother-s-milk-reg

pumping regularly after breastfeeding will also increase milk supply. ...Read more

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Is L carnintine safe to take while I am breast feeding?

Is L carnintine safe to take while I am breast feeding?

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

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Can you take exedrin while breast feeding?

Can you take exedrin while breast feeding?

Not recommended: Excedrin has Aspirin in it and most breastfeeding sources recommend to not take apirin while breastfeeding. Motrin or Ibuprofen is recommended. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

Yes, you can: You can use hormone methods like the progestin-only mini-pill or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. You can also use low-dose estrogen-progesterone birth control pills 4-6 weeks after delivery. Another option: barrier methods like the condom, diaphragm and cervical cap. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium citrate if breast feeding?

Breast feeding: It may be okay to take magnesium citrate while breastfeeding, but check with your obstetrician first. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take allegra-d while breast feeding?

Is it ok to take allegra-d while breast feeding?

Best to be safe; NO: There are no data on the excretion of fexofenadine into human milk. Pseudoephedrine is excreted into human milk. There are no reports of adverse effects in infants who were exposed to Pseudoephedrine in breast milk. The american academy of pediatrics considers Pseudoephedrine to be compatible with breast-feeding, but Allegra has insufficient studies to prove/disprove safety. Recommend against. ...Read more

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Which type of diet pills/shakes can you take while breast feeding?

Which type of diet pills/shakes can you take while breast feeding?

Not Recommended: No diet pills are recommended or adviced while breast feeding and you should have well balanced meals. Diet pills will get secreted in breast milk and can be harmful for the baby. ...Read more

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Can I take all natural dieting supplements such as sled era while breast feeding?

Can I take all natural dieting supplements such as sled era while breast feeding?

Natural substances: No you can not take all natural substances as some are harmful and some are beneficial. Remember that what you take into your body may end up in your breast milk.
You have to check out each and every supplement. ...Read more

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Can I take cremaffin? I am a breast feeding mom n I hav four months old baby. Thnk u..

Can I take cremaffin? I am a breast feeding mom n I hav four months old baby. Thnk u..

Yes, if: I am understanding right that it is a combination of paraffin and magnesium hydroxide - check under actrive ingredients - this combination should be safe for breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How much solid and liquid food does a 11 month old breast feeding baby on an average takes per day. My baby is very lean?

How much solid and liquid food does a 11 month old breast feeding baby on an average takes per day. My baby is very lean?

Calories: Most babies by one year have tripled their birth weight. That is your goal. Calorie wise a one year old of average weight is eating about 1000 calories per day. This comes as 3-4 solid meals a day and 3-4 bottles of formula. At one year babies can switch to regular milk if they are growing. If your baby is less in weight or calories continue formula. See your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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Can I take daflon 500 mg for acute heamoroihds attack while breast feeding? What dr to consult in case of heamoroihds or anal fissure?

Can I take daflon 500 mg for acute heamoroihds attack while breast feeding? What dr to consult in case of heamoroihds or anal fissure?

Ask Baby's doctor: Really you should ask your baby's doctor the pediatrician or family medicine doctor which medications are safe while breast feeding. As far as hemorrhoids and anal fissure you should see a surgeon, GI specialist or proctologist. They will be able to examine you and find what treatment is best for you (and your baby). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time do the breasts take normally to get back to their pre-pregnancy size after one's stopped breast feeding?

Can you tell me how much time do the breasts take normally to get back to their pre-pregnancy size after one's stopped breast feeding?

Never the same.: After you have finished nursing completely, it doesn't take all that long for your breasts to decrease in size, maybe 1-2 months. However your breasts do usually lose about a cup size after you have breast fed. ...Read more

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I am currently breast feeding, I want to have 2 or 3 beers, how long does it take for alcohol to disappear from milk till next nursing?

I am currently breast feeding, I want to have 2 or 3 beers, how long does it take for alcohol to disappear from milk till next nursing?

Difficult issue: The alcohol actually transfers into breast milk as it is made and does not necessarily disappear before consumption. The rule of 1 hour/drink has been offered as enough to diminish transfer. Alcohol in any form decreases prolactin production and this can drop milk supply. It can sedate baby and will alter the taste of the milk. See: hale, t "medications and mothers milk" 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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I stop breast feeding yesterday, I was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep.?

I stop breast feeding yesterday, I was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep.?

Chill out?: Use cool compresses to your breasts for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day. This method should dry you up in 2-3 days. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more