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Doctor insights on: Herbal Supplement To Help Stop Breastfeeding

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Is fenugreek safe to take while nursing to help milk production? What else will help?

Is fenugreek safe to take while nursing to help milk production? What else will help?

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

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 you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

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

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Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Do any supplements help while breast feeding?

Do any supplements help while breast feeding?

Continue PNV.: Continue your prenatal vitamins during lactation to protect your body against hypovitaminosis! ...Read more

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How can I find anti addiction herbal supplement?

How can I find anti addiction herbal supplement?

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

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Any ideas for natural supplements to help with anxiety? Already use chamomile, considering l-theonine. Trying to reduce my ativan (lorazepam) usage.

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 more

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Will taking the supplement fertilaid help me to conceive faster?

Will taking the supplement fertilaid help me to conceive faster?

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

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I use alfalfa supplements to stimulate appetite. Is this safe?

I use alfalfa supplements to stimulate appetite. Is this safe?

Yes it is safe: It is not clear if effective, but not harmful. ...Read more

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What brand milk products or vitamin vitamin supplements can could you help me grow taller?

What brand milk products or vitamin vitamin supplements can could you help me grow taller?

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

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Can you tell me some herbal supplements that increase breast milk supply?

Can you tell me some herbal supplements that increase breast milk supply?

Sure: Blessed thistle, fenugreek, mother's milk tea. Homeopathic ricinus all can help with milk supply. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

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 more

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I wanted to know if taking flaxseed oil supplements will help with vaginal dryness?

I wanted to know if taking flaxseed oil supplements will help with vaginal dryness?

No: No flaxseed oil will not help. There are other commercial and prescription products that are designed for this purpose. Water soluble gels( K-Y) are a start, and estrogen intra-vaginal products for the peri or post menopausal woman are also available as well as Replens. ...Read more

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Are green tea supplements safe to take?

Are green tea supplements safe to take?

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 more

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Can i continue taking garcinia cambodia dietary supplement if in trying to get pregnant?

Can i continue taking garcinia cambodia dietary supplement if in trying to get pregnant?

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more