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Herbal Supplement To Help Stop Breastfeeding
Yes; many things:: Yes, it is safe ; usually helps. It occ. Causes loose stools. See http://kellymom.Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/herbs/fenugreek/#effect other herbs like milk thistle, changes in feeding techniques, stress reduction, adequate rest etc. Also will help. See http://www.Breastfeedingbasics.Com/articles/increasing-your-milk-supply ; http://kellymom.Com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/low-supply/#increase. ...Read more
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
See below: Supplements during breast feeding are generally a bad idea, considering they don't have the same safety testing rigor as regular drugs. That being said, the limited data for milk thistle suggests against any presence in breast milk; on the flip side, there is no solid data that suggests it helps with milk production either. If it doesn't work, why continue to take it and risk harm? ...Read more
Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more
See below: N acetyl cysteine 600 mg pills 1-2 pill two times daily has been shown to reduce cravings in both alcoholics and marijuaner users. I have found it useful with other substances as well. ...Read more
Any ideas for natural supplements to help with anxiety? Already use chamomile, considering l-theonine. Trying to reduce my ativan (lorazepam) usage.
Complex anxiety: From your additional information, your anxiety is complex. Anorexia nervosa, chronic pain, and adhd all need specialized treatment. I suggest working with your psychiatrist & staying in psychotherapy. L-theanine is effective in some, but magnesium might be better for you (taurate or glycinate would be best absorbed). Also there are passion flower, lemon balm, kava tea, and wild milky oat seed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no evidence at all to recommend it. Until they show some studies to support their claims, i'd consider it 100% waste of money. ...Read more
Yes it is safe: It is not clear if effective, but not harmful. ...Read more
Nothing : At 46 years old the game is over you are as tall as you are going to get and that has been true for about the last 29-30 years in your case sorry but there are generally speaking no real miracles with vitamins etc but they do help us be healthier just not taller. ...Read more
None: None have any benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure: Blessed thistle, fenugreek, mother's milk tea. Homeopathic ricinus all can help with milk supply. ...Read more
Not alone: We cannot trust herbals or remedies that have no good evidence that they help in serious research studies. In patients that have no good alternative to be cured herbals may be tried for compassion. Not all cancers are treated the same. Early stage cancer and some advanced cancers may be cured with conventional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In moderation..: There are many types of green teas andt in general ok to use in moderation. Unfortunately, there are not many research studies to identify the adverse effects, especially in combintation with other meds. So, if you are using any otc supplements, please inform your doc so that he/she can assess and provide best treatment/meds for you if needed..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Why would you want to take anything during pregnancy when you don't know what's in it, or what it could do to either you or your fetus? The supplement doesn't help you anyway and is a waste of $$. Why risk your pregnancy for no reason? If something went wrong, you'd never forgive yourself. Don't take anything your doctor doesn't recommend. ...Read more
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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