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Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include dha and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems. ...Read more

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What fish oil supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? And is it really safe? What's the highest quality brand?

What fish oil supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? And is it really safe? What's the highest quality brand?

Yes and no.: Supplements made from the body of fish, called omega-3 are safe, supplements made from the liver of fish, such as cod liver oil, are not safe. Both types of fish oil supplements contain beneficial long-chain omega-3 fatty acids,. if u eat fish once or twice a week, u don't need supplements. ...Read more

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Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make digestible. Reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health& minami. ...Read more

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Besides a pre natal during pregnancy is there anything else helpful to take supplement wise? For example fish oil?

Besides a pre natal during pregnancy is there anything else helpful to take supplement wise? For example fish oil?

Get good brand: Get agood brand free of food dyes for prenatals, and get a good fish oil brand that does not have rancid oil in it. Go to a good health food store, or reputable food store in which you can speak to the representative there, or ask your doctor which brand s/he would recommend. Having a good organic, nonGMO diet is paramount, more important than anything, hydrating too with purified water too. ...Read more

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Fish oil and aspirin taken together in pregnancy?

Fish oil and aspirin taken together in pregnancy?

Why?: You are 38 and pregnant. It is unlikely that you have heart disease. There is no data for Aspirin for primary prevention (before you have heart disease) only for secondary prevention (after your first heart attack or stent). There is less data for fish oil. I would avoid taking anything shaped like a pill during pregnancy beyond a prenatal vitamin without a compelling reason. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil pills while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take fish oil pills while breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules full of omega-3 fish oils, with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified by the manufacturer, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand. If taken at the normally recommended doses by a breastfeeding mom, the fish oil should not cause any problems with the breastmilk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil omega-3 if breastfeeding a two year old? If so, what is the recommended dose?

Is it safe to take fish oil omega-3 if breastfeeding a two year old? If so, what is the recommended dose?

Yes, safe: Doses differ with different OTC preparation, read the labels and follow instructions ...Read more

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Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Totally fine: Hypervitaminosis is a term that refers to toxic levels of vitamin a, d or e, which you clearly don't have since you are not taking any of those! biotin and Folic Acid are essential nutrients that are non-toxic and prevent birth defects. Evening primrose ; fish oil provide essential fatty acids ; are very safe. Collagen is not essential but also quite safe. You have no need to worry. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

Fish oil ok; ? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more

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15 months baby swallowed 2 fish oil caps 2000mg,he is okay but i breastfeed him,i've to eliminate fish from my. Diet also not to pass in milk?

15 months baby swallowed 2 fish oil caps 2000mg,he is okay but i breastfeed him,i've to eliminate fish from my. Diet also not to pass in milk?

No: You don't have to, just be careful , child-proof medicine bottles are the best, other packages are easily reached by kids who love to explore, try to keep all medicines out-of-reach of children, I trust you do but sometimes it just happens, enjoy your child, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Can i take fish oil (supplement) when I am breast feeding my three month old son?

Can i take fish oil (supplement) when I am breast feeding my three month old son?

Unknown: This is unknown. Moreover, you want to avoid fish that contain mercury and the source of the fish oil is likely not listed - best to avoid it. ...Read more

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I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! what should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and i breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! what should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and i breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

You : You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- i would suggest a dermatologist. Congratulations on your delivery! ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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