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Doctor insights on: Drinking Unpasteurized Juice While Breastfeeding

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Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Why risk it?: There really is no proven benefit to drinking apple cider vinegar, pasteurized or not, so why risk it while breast-feeding? I would recommend avoiding it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Yes: Any fruit juice is usually fine, in small amounts, as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice is not necessary and has lots of sugar (and is usually acidic). It is better to eat the fruit, because one tends to get fewer calories eating fruit than drinking the juice. ...Read more

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Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Maybe/not: We know now that cranberry juice does have chemical agents which interfere with the ability of e.coli to thrive in the bladder. We also know that not all burning during urination is due to a UTI. The fact is you may or may not have or have had a UTI and the symptoms may persist because you are not treating it. Proper evaluation & exclusion of this or other possibilities would be a wise choice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

In general: Recommend avoiding unnecessary medication and herbals when breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

No wheatgrass: Wheatgrass is not recommended to take while breastfeeding. Because wheatgrass is raw, there is the risk of bacterial or fungal contamination which can possibly pose a risk to a baby breastfeeding. Stick to fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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I've been having a UTI for 2 weeks now. Am drinking water, cranberry juice, eating right and still have it. Currently breastfeeding. Any relation?

UTI: You didn't mention if you were taking any antibiotics for your UTI. No connection between UTI and breastfeeding. Followup with your doctor as you are still having UTI symptoms. There are antibiotics that are safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby?

Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby?

Should be fine: Prune juice intake while breast feeding should be fine. Discontinue if your baby develops diarrhea, excessive gas or rashes. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice?

I'm pregnant, is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice?

Not advised: It is ill-advised to participate in the consumption of any unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juices. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice while pregnant?

Yes: I'm not aware of any fruit juice in the US that's unsafe. Natural processed juice has a much shorter shelf life, even in the frig. High sugar content in juice usually means it will only go moldy or ferment then you have to watch your alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink prune juice for constipation while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink prune juice for constipation while breastfeeding?

Constipation: Bottoms up. No problem with drinking prune juice. Fiber comes in many foods. You can have variety and still do your work! Lots of plain water works well too. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink crystal light while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to drink crystal light while breastfeeding?

Yes: Your body can figure out what is needed to make milk so almost anything that is safe for you to consume when you are not pregnant or breastfeeding is okay when you are. ...Read more

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Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding mothers can eat all things in moderation, but 'monster drinks' are not appropriate. They have way too much caffeine, and some contain additional products that may stimulate not only you, but baby too. ...Read more

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Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more