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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Echinacea While Breastfeeding

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Can I take echinacea while breastfeeding?

Can I take echinacea while breastfeeding?

No: Even though we tend to think of herbs and plants as natural, it does not mean they are always safe, specially for infants or brestfeeding moms. What ever we consume, we are exposing our babies via breast milk. There is simply not enough data to take the risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

FDA web stated:: "Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants". It means: shouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take macca powder while breastfeeding ?

Is it safe to take macca powder while breastfeeding ?

Macra powder: Macra powder is derived from the root of a plant. It has lots of vitamins and other nutritional values. It is safe to use while breastfeeding, but check with your OB to see if there would be too much vitamin content if you are taking a prenatal vitamin as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take "it work greens " while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take "it work greens " while breastfeeding?

"Natural": Pregnant and nursing patients should be advised to avoid herbal therapies or supplements. They have the potential for both benefit and harm. Uncertainty in quality and the relatively few well-designed studies make it difficult for physicians to proactively recommend herbal therapies for most patients. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Unknown: Branched chain amino acid supplements have not been studied in breastfeeding women to scientifically be able to state that their use is safe. The benefits of BRCAA supplement are not well proven either. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Can affect baby: Most medications have the ability to be passed via breastmilk and you should really think about this and only take meds that are absolutely necessary. If you feel that you must take this med regularly you should contemplate stopping breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Not for the baby : Lorazepam is secreted in breast milk and therefore will affect your baby. May result in difficulty with breathing, slow heart rate and drowsiness in your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

No problem : Collagen is basically protein & more or less just eating a different protein source like fish or tofu. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take duromine whilst breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take duromine whilst breastfeeding?

Duromine in Lactate: Duromine (phentermine) has been linked with fetal abnormalities in animals and the fda warns against its use in humans who are breast feeding. The drug has also been contraindicated in people who have a history of valvular heart disease or high blood pressure, other cardiovascular diseases and thyroid disease, so be careful taking it after weaning your infant if any of these conditions apply. ...Read more