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Doctor insights on: How To Take Soy Isoflavones While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Can you take Clomid (clomiphene) and soy isoflavones together? 50 mg Clomid (clomiphene) and 50 mg soy isoflavones?

Can you take Clomid (clomiphene) and soy isoflavones together? 50 mg Clomid (clomiphene) and 50 mg soy isoflavones?

Hard to say for sure: Soy isoflavones are not regulated by the FDA like estrogen, so it is difficult to know if they will interfere with your clomid (clomiphene). I would stop them while on clomid (clomiphene) and just take more soy in your diet like soy milk or soy based foods like edamame ...Read more

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We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, .) while breastfeeding? "

We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, .) while breastfeeding? "

Phytic r folic acid?: Folic acid is strongly recommended before and during pregnancy to prevent neural defects like spina bifida. Phytic acid should probably be avoided during pregnancy & breastfeeding as it can chelate (bind to) important minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc & make them unabsorbable, leading to potential mineral deficiencies. Ask OB about this chemical. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. Can I take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.

Breastfeeding: Please be very cautious about taking supplements while breastfeeding because of impurities that might be detrimental to your baby. Your baby will not develop cow milk allergy by breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Which is better? Soy isoflavones or agnus castus?

Depends: Say isoflavones and agnus castus are used by herbalists for different things. To answer the question, I would need to know what you plan to use them for. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does soy isoflavones help you concieve?

Does soy isoflavones help you concieve?

Not significantly: The precise answer is that by altering your food intake, specifically eating more soy in this case, you could potentially increase your odds by a tiny tiny fraction, maybe 0.1%, you could be lowering your odds by a tiny tiny fraction, maybe 0.1%. In other words, it essentially makes no difference. There is no obvious harm in trying, but you would be better off adopting other strategies. ...Read more

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What are you views on using soy isoflavones to induce ovulation. I have a really long cycle at the moment (possibly not ovulating)?

What are you views on using soy isoflavones to induce ovulation. I have a really long cycle at the moment (possibly not ovulating)?

Won't happen: They may slightly increase an estrogenic response but will not make you ovulate. You may have pcos in which case metformin can be helpful. Talk to your doc and get on the pill if you can. ...Read more

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My son is 1 year and 1 week old. Can I give him soy or almond milk and tofu now? I'm also still breastfeeding him. Thank you.

My son is 1 year and 1 week old. Can I give him soy or almond milk and tofu now? I'm also still breastfeeding him. Thank you.

If you wish. Know: That he can develop allergies to soy & nuts, the same as to cow's milk. Ask your pediatrician about calcium supplements if he doesn't have 16-21 oz. Whole milk & milk products/day. Juice & almond milk aren't necessary; limit to 4-6 oz/day. He can wean to a double-handled open-mouthed cup now. Age at weaning is a personal decision. Know that it's harder to convince a toddler to wean @ 15 mos. Or >. ...Read more

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Is soy isoflavones help for breast growth?

Is soy isoflavones help for breast growth?

Done Growing: Not in a female who has already gotten into her twenties and is done growing. ...Read more

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Does soy isoflavone extract make you ovulate?

Does soy isoflavone extract make you ovulate?

No!: If you have ovulatory problems soy will likely make it worse - or at least confuse things. Soy 'may' be useful for treating some symptoms, but it will not regulate cycles in any way. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has been breastfeeding only and I introduced a soy formula bottle today and now she is vomiting, what can that mean?

My 3 month old has been breastfeeding only and I introduced a soy formula bottle today and now she is vomiting, what can that mean?

Allergic/intolerant: The simple answer would be that baby is intolerant to the foreign protein or other component of the feed. This could be due to an allergy to one of the components or just a digestive rejection. It might also be co-incidental & due to a stomach virus or oher agent but I think that's unlikely. ...Read more

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Does soy isoflavone supplements help with acne?

Does soy isoflavone supplements help with acne?

Adjunct only: Soy is promoted by the "natural healing" community as a source of estrogens; ironically, "greens" publish disinformation about estrogens in the environment causing us terrible harm. I hope you'll see through the huckstering and get your acne treated scientifically. If benzoyl peroxide / retinoic acid haven't cleared you in a few weeks, you'll need your physician's prescription-strength choices. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink soy or almond milk while exclusively breastfeeding my 5 month old?

Is it safe to drink soy or almond milk while exclusively breastfeeding my 5 month old?

Yes: Cows don't drink milk while making it, so you don't have to either. Just maintain a balanced nutrition and your body will sort it out. ...Read more

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Have been ttc for a few months, I have pcos and I have been doing ovulation test daily not getting any positives. What do you think of soy isoflavones?

Unsure: If you do not ovulate, you will not conceive. The soy-isoflavones are not commonly used for ovulation induction. See your doctor for additional options. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to consume Soy Isoflavone supplement daily, If I have irregular periods? Since it mimics estrogen?

Is it a bad idea to consume Soy Isoflavone supplement daily, If I have irregular periods? Since it mimics estrogen?

Needs balance...: If Soy Isoflavone supplements are giving you irregular periods, you may need to use a Yam Progesterone cream for 10 days every month to give you a regular period. I'd wouldn't recommend Soy Isoflavone supplements if you are not having regular periods without balancing it with progesterone. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 17 in 2 months and have not yet finished breast development, Ifirst had my period 6 yrs ago. What would be the effects of taking soy isoflavones?

I am 17 in 2 months and have not yet finished breast development, Ifirst had my period 6 yrs ago. What would be the effects of taking soy isoflavones?

Not finished???: Hate to bring unwanted news but you are likely done. Breast development is based on a complex interaction between genetics/ tissue receptors and hormones. The outcome varies between a raisin on a pancake flat to a watermelon. Isoflavenoids would not change your status. ...Read more

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Should you take soy isoflavanoles to prevent sports injuries?

Should you take soy isoflavanoles to prevent sports injuries?

Soy Products: Soy products are healthy for you. They provide a wonderful set of nutrients for the body. The mystical aspects of soy, including the prevention of sports injuries, are not proven in well-done research. Take all claims of food product 'x' resulting in prevention or cure of human ailment 'y' with a healthy dose of skepticism. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See . ...Read more

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Is it ok to take soya isoflavones supplement s after breast ca?

Is it ok to take soya isoflavones supplement s after breast ca?

If sufferring: If having bad hot flashes, the snri class of depression meds can help. It can't be just an ssri, norepiniephrine has a tract the leads to the temp regulation center; it helps glucose transport, as estrogen did. Venlafaxine at 150 mg, cymalta; consider Clonazepam at night when start. Cancer and immediate stopping of hormones is a double whammy, increasing risk of mood problems, insomnia, stress. ...Read more

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Can I take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Can I take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication has been well studied in lactation and there are no specific concerns about its use. ...Read more

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Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Scopinal: It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk, although only small amounts are likely to be found due to the properties of the medicine. The class of medicines that this one belongs to may reduce the production of breast milk. The manufacturer states that this medicine is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can I take any medicines if I am breastfeeding?

Can I take any medicines if I am breastfeeding?

It Depends: Most medications are ok with breastfeeding, but there are some ones that should be avoided while breastfeeding. With thousands of medications on the market, it matters greatly what is your medical problem and what the particular medication is. A book by dr. Tom hale, medications and mother's milk give good practical advice. Don't let your doctor let the pdr or package insert guide his suggestions. ...Read more