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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Take A Cinnamon Supplement While Breastfeeding

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Can a breastfeeding mother take appleceder veneger? Or cinnamon. Are both OK for a breastfeeding mother?

Can a breastfeeding mother take appleceder veneger? Or cinnamon. Are both OK for a breastfeeding mother?

Probably: The breast does a good job of sifting through what you eat/drink and excluding unnecessary things from the milk. That said, the infant might react to trace amounts of cinnamon. Babies can be sensitive in ways we can't predict. I can't see where using them for a while to see would be a problem. ...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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Is it okay to take fiber supplements while breastfeeding? If so, what brand is reccomended?

Is it okay to take fiber supplements while breastfeeding? If so, what brand is reccomended?

Yes, whatever: Fiber, by definition stays within the inside of the bowel.It will not transfer to the breast milk. Any such product that you find palatable is fine. ...Read more

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How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

Ask: Ask your doctor, pediatrician, or call the 800# on the bottle and ask someone at the company. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement I can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement I can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

Supplement? No, None: While this has been an area of intense clinical research & development for >3 decades, since low saturated-fat diets were promoted & the obesity epidemic took off; progress very slow & success limited. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes mellitus (not wt. Loss per-se), non-pregnant/breast feeding, are helpful. Best: cut the carbs, study nusi. Org + video “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more

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Can I take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Can I take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Avoid them: I am not certain what diet supplements mean as the term covers numerous supplements of various ingredients. Avoid anything during pregnancy that is not preapproved by your obstetrician. I would limit supplements to prenatal vitamins and folic acid. ...Read more

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Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating. ...Read more

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Can I take calcium supplements while breastfeeding?

Can I take calcium supplements while breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes, no problem. That is totally fine and safe for baby. ...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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Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Good nutrition: The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities (though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more

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Can I take a supplement with gamma-aminobutyric acid in it while breastfeeding? I mostly feed formula but breastfeed once a day.

Can I take a supplement with gamma-aminobutyric acid in it while breastfeeding? I mostly feed formula but breastfeed once a day.

Gamma-aminobutyric: Gamma aminobutyric acid or GABA is used anectdotally to address anxiety. There is no data about the safety of GABA while breastfeeding. Due to the lack of information it is wise to avoid using it while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if I can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so, how much should I take?

I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if I can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so, how much should I take?

35 micrograms: Biotin is Vitamin B7. SO make sure none of your other supplements - Like your Prenatal vitamins (which you should still be taking if you are breastfeeding) - contain B7 (Biotin). The FDA recommends 30 mcg per day, and 35 if Breastfeeding.

Post birth hair loss is a common, and benign process. Your hair is most likely to come back without doing anything specific. ...Read more

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Can I take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

Can I take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

The less the better: The lessdim plus contains various vegetables, repotedly. I would be leery of their claim that it supports breast functio. I would also ask your doctor if the zoloft (sertraline) is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Can I take Hair skin and nails supplements that contain biotin wheile breastfeeding?

Biotin: Biotin supplements are not contraindicated while breast feeding. Minimal transfer of supplements to breast milk make this type of supplement harmless. ...Read more

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It is safe to take alfalfa supplement to boost up my milk supply while I am breastfeeding?

It is safe to take alfalfa supplement to boost up my milk supply while I am breastfeeding?

Alfalfa ok: It is reported that alfalfa increases milk supply it also is supposed to increase the fat content of breast milk. ...Read more

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What probiotic (brand / form) can be used for my newborns reflux if I am attempting the natural route? I am breastfeeding and will take supplements.

None: Probiotics are not usually needed for healthy newborns. The best thing to do is breast feed your baby with frequent feedings. Raise her head after feedings and burp regularly to reduce the amount of air in the tummy. Breast milk is very digestible and filled with healthy antibodies. If she is spitting up often or seems really fussy, check with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

No: Weight loss supplements are never a good idea, especially while pregnant or breastfeeding. From what I can tell, it looks like this "supplement" is just a very high caffeine drink - like an energy drink. While a small amount of caffeine is okay while breastfeeding, a large amount is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Sure: Recommended daily calcium intake for lactating women is 1000 mg. Multivitamin with calcium tablet can easily meet your need. ...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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What do you think about "Garcinia Cambogia fruit/extract" supplement for losing 12 kilos in 5weeks? Is it safe for moms to take during breastfeeding?

What do you think about "Garcinia Cambogia fruit/extract" supplement for losing 12 kilos in 5weeks? Is it safe for moms to take during breastfeeding?

Ineffective: Despite its popularity on the internet and via Dr. Oz studies have shown Garcinia Cambodia is highly ineffective for weight loss. Save your money. Diet and exercise are the most effective ways to safely lose weight. My fitness pal is a great app to help. Check it out. ...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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I am breastfeeding. Can I take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.

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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I am taking iron supplements with a prenatal everyday can I also take calcium with vitamin D? Currently breastfeeding my 5 week old daughter

I am taking iron supplements with a prenatal everyday can I also take calcium with vitamin D? Currently breastfeeding my 5 week old daughter

Baby needs vitamin D: Your infant needs 400 IU vitamin D daily as a supplement as she is breastfeeding. You have adequate vitamin and mineral intake if you are still taking your prenatals. Additional calcium and vitamin D for you is not necessary. ...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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Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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