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Doctor insights on: Do Mothers Need To Take Dha Supplement When Breastfeeding

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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)

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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My eyelashes and eyebrows are falling out recently. Im breastfeeding for already 11 months and Im taking prenatal vitamins with DHA.what it could be?

My eyelashes and eyebrows are falling out recently. Im breastfeeding for already 11 months and Im taking prenatal vitamins with DHA.what it could be?

Eye lash : Could be thyroid, anemia. Lot of times no reason can be identified. If you have flaking or redness on the eye lids, it could be blepharitis. Dermatology or ophthalmology visit is an option for evaluation. ...Read more

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If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

Well balanced: A healthy diet is all you really need. I would continue with your prenatal vitamins, and be sure you take plenty of fluids. ...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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Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

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 more

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I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

Breast fed babies: No, breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without stooling. This is all very normal for breast fed babies. In fact their stool is usually on the watery side. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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