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Doctor insights on: Gas Caused By Garlic Supplements When Breastfeeding

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Will certain foods I eat while i'm breastfeeding cause my baby to get gas?

Will certain foods I eat while i'm breastfeeding cause my baby to get gas?

Yes: Some foods in a mother's diet seem to be linked with increased fussiness or gas in their babies. Some culprits seem to be dairy, brussel sprouts, legumes and ither cruciferous veggies. The only way to see if this makes a difference in your baby is to try cutting one or more of these foods out of your diet and observing anh changes in your baby. ...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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Can i take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Can i take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Avoid them: I am not certain what diet supplements mean as the term covers numerous supplements of various ingredients. Avoid anything during pregnancy that is not preapproved by your obstetrician. I would limit supplements to prenatal vitamins and folic acid. ...Read more

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Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating. ...Read more

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What dietary supplements are not ok to use when breastfeeding?

What dietary supplements are not ok to use when breastfeeding?

Check with your ob!: Avoid using unnecessary food supplements during lactation without your obstetrician's express approval. Most otc cam supplements are not fda regulated and can contain substances noxious to your infant, cause hypervitaminosis a or inhibit platelet function and increase bleeding. ...Read more

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I add formula supplement to breastfeeding my 3 weeks old. Does formula neutralize breastmilk benefits?i have heard so

I add formula supplement to breastfeeding my 3 weeks old. Does formula neutralize breastmilk benefits?i have heard so

Dilutes some: If you look at the antibody protection afforded in natural milk, there is none in formula. Supplementation does reduce the antibody intake/day in proportion to how much supplement is taken. For most, it has no significant effect. ...Read more

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I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if i can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so , how much should I take?

I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if i can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so , how much should I take?

35 micrograms: Biotin is Vitamin B7. SO make sure none of your other supplements - Like your Prenatal vitamins (which you should still be taking if you are breastfeeding) - contain B7 (Biotin). The FDA recommends 30 mcg per day, and 35 if Breastfeeding. Post birth hair loss is a common, and benign process. Your hair is most likely to come back without doing anything specific. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take fiber supplements while breastfeeding? If so, what brand is reccomended?

Is it okay to take fiber supplements while breastfeeding?
If so, what brand is reccomended?

Yes,whatever: Fiber, by definition stays within the inside of the bowel.It will not transfer to the breast milk. Any such product that you find palatable is fine. ...Read more

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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. Darrin Cunningham
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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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more