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Flaxseed (Definition)

The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...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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Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Yes and yes: Beta carotene and evening primrose oil are both very safe and are useful nutrients for your baby as well as for you. Consider taking a supplement containing DHA, en essential oil from fish, as this is very important for your baby's neurological development. ...Read more

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I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

Yes: As far as anyone knows evening primrose oil is perfectly safe to take while breastfeeding. See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/461841-can-i-take-evening-primrose-while-breastfeeding/ for more information. Congratulations! ...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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Could i take vitamin b complex while taking prenatal multi + dha, D3 1000iu, and evening primrose oil 500 mg and breastfeeding? Or is that dangerous?

Why: You can take these medication while breast feeding, but as i'm sure you've read, it's so much better to try to get your nutrients from real food, fruits, vegetables, etc., than from supplements. Your body absorbs better and you're not exposed to possible additive ingredients. See if you can make changes to diet before spending money on supplements. ...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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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