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Is it ok to take magnesium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take magnesium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes magnesium is a mineral that's important for many cell functions and also important in bone formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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I am 10 weeks pregnant...is it ok to take magnesium citrate to treat constipation? stool softeners aren't working.

I am 10 weeks pregnant...is it ok to take magnesium citrate to treat constipation? stool softeners aren't working.

No Magnesium Citrate: Hello Shawn Please don't take magnesium citrate to treat constipation. Magnesium citrate is a class C drug regarding pregnancy, which means a "Risk not ruled out", and that "animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus" I would suggest fiber supplementation (eg fiber one cereal), increased water intake, and gentle exercise along with stool softeners like sodium docusate. ...Read more

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Can you take magnesium citrate at 8 months pregnant?

Constipated?: This is safe to take during pregnancy. I am assuming that you are treating constipation. Better first-line medications would include: 1. Colace 100mg 1-2 times per day 2. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) - 1/2 dose at bedtime talk with your doctor, of course! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take magnesium oxide during pregnancy?

Check with md: You should check with your OB /gyn doctor before taking any supplements during pregnancy. High magnesium can causes weakness of arms and legs and stop uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) laxative ok to take while breastfeeding?

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) laxative ok to take while breastfeeding?

Yes: This osmotic agent stays in the gut of the mom and does not enter the breast milk to any significant degree. It can be used as needed without effecting the infant. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding mom take milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) will it affect baby?

Breastfeeding mom take milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) will it affect baby?

No effect: This osmotic agent stays in the gut of the mom and does not enter the breast milk to any significant degree. It can be used as needed without effecting the infant. ...Read more

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If i took Suboxone throughout my pregnancy is it ok to take it while breastfeeding as well?

If i took Suboxone throughout my pregnancy is it ok to take it while breastfeeding as well?

Considered ok: Studies have found that less than 2% of the medication will appear in breast milk. Although no long term studies are available to list this as a completely benign med, it is considered safe. See:hale t, medications and mother's milk, 15ed.2012. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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