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What is the best formula to supplement a breastfeeding mother?

What is the best formula to supplement a breastfeeding mother?

About the same: Every formula will tell you why theirs is great and the other guys' stuff is poison. However, they are all remarkably close. I tend to like carnation good start with the probiotics (green can) because it has a more liquid protein that is a bit closer structurally to breast milk, and the probiotics help with digestion. However, we used enfamil most of the time for ours because it was on sale. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. 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


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Is a level of 10.8 mg vitamin E okay for breastfeeding mother or should it be higher?. And if it should be higher, is it safe to supplement with more?

Is a level of 10.8 mg vitamin E okay for breastfeeding mother or should it be higher?. And if it should be higher, is it safe to supplement with more?

Forget it!: There is little reason to believe that taking vitamine would help anyone. To get blood levels checked is certainly excessive and unnecessary as there is no medical condition i can think of that can be helped by doing what you are doing. ...Read more

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Could i take vitamin b complex while taking prenatal multi + dha, D3 1000iu, and evening primrose oil 500 mg and breastfeeding? Or is that dangerous?

Could i take vitamin b complex while taking prenatal multi + dha, D3 1000iu, and evening primrose oil 500 mg and breastfeeding? Or is that dangerous?

Why: You can take these medication while breast feeding, but as i'm sure you've read, it's so much better to try to get your nutrients from real food, fruits, vegetables, etc., than from supplements. Your body absorbs better and you're not exposed to possible additive ingredients. See if you can make changes to diet before spending money on supplements. ...Read more

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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. 

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Bonding, : I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Sure: Recommended daily calcium intake for lactating women is 1000 mg. Multivitamin with calcium tablet can easily meet your need. ...Read more

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Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Good nutrition : The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities ( though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more

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Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Yes and yes: Beta carotene and evening primrose oil are both very safe and are useful nutrients for your baby as well as for you. Consider taking a supplement containing DHA, en essential oil from fish, as this is very important for your baby's neurological development. ...Read more

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How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

Ask: Ask your doctor, pediatrician, or call the 800# on the bottle and ask someone at the company. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement i can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement i can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

Supplement? No, None: While this has been an area of intense clinical research & development for >3 decades, since low saturated-fat diets were promoted & the obesity epidemic took off; progress very slow & success limited. Victoza & symlin, fda approved for diabetes mellitus (not wt. Loss per-se), non-pregnant/breast feeding, are helpful. Best: cut the carbs, study nusi.Org + video “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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