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Is it safe to take vitamin C while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin C while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: It is a critical nutrient. Excess amounts could cause colic as it is an acid and it is secreted in the breast milk. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Is it safe to take vitamin C while pregnant?

Is it safe to take vitamin C while pregnant?

Yes: In recommended standard doses, yes. You probably already have enough in your prenatal vitamin. Taking "more" vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements does not improve health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin b7 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin b7 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

B7 is biotin: Biotin is a critical nutrient in pregnancy. It may like Folic Acid support nervous system development. Your prenatal vitamin should contain at lead 300 mcg. Avoid raw egg white protein because it may interfere with biotin availability. Eat eggs cooked because the yolk contains biotin which is not destroyed by cooking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin a while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin a while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Too much vitamin a can be dangerous. Take one adult multivitamin which will have a safe level of vitamin a and eat a balanced healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin B9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin B9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Important to take!: Not only is vitamin B9 (more commonly known as folic acid) safe to take but is considered the most important vitamin to take during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects. It is especially important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy. Many people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, 5-mthf, so to be very safe it may be wise to take the 5-mthf form. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin b3 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin b3 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Niacin (vitamin b3) is classified with a "c" rating for pregnancy (a being the safest) because there has been fetal harm in animal studies. There is insufficient data in humans but you should avoid supplementation. You should be taking prenatal vitamins which contain a safe amount of Niacin and plenty of folic acid. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin B6 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin B6 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Vitamin b6 is very safe, though there is evidence that doses over 200 mg can occasionally cause neuropathy. However, there is no good reason to take doses higher than 200 mg. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin b5 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin b5 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: The requirement is highest during these times. It is always in prenatal vitamins. Since only one isomer is active it may be best to get additional amounts from food sources such as meat, avocados, and royal jelly. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take one 1000mg vitamin C with 25mg citrus bioflavonoid and 20mg rose hip caplet daily?

I am 32 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take one 1000mg vitamin C with 25mg citrus bioflavonoid and 20mg rose hip caplet daily?

Yes: These probably will add nothing to what you get in your regular diet, but they will not harm your developing baby. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more