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Dr. Darrell Herrington Dr. Herrington
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I Have PCOS and I would like to try alternative treatment for hormones disorder. I heard about maca, licorice root...is this safe if im breastfeeding?

I Have PCOS and I would like to try alternative treatment for hormones disorder. I heard about maca, licorice root...is this safe if im breastfeeding?

No.: Substances that are not prescription and referred to as "natural" are not necessarily safe. Arsenic, lead, and poison mushrooms are natural, too. These substances are not regulated by the FDA, so not thoroughly tested. Anything you put in your body can absorb into breastmilk, and be transmitted to your baby. Therefore, don't eat or drink anything unproven while pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Dr. Rachel Chastanet Dr. Chastanet
Bariatrics
30 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is 1 tablet of Theanine Serene W/Relora and 500 mg Maca Root OK to continue taking daily after I am Pregnant and/or Breastfeeding?

Is 1 tablet of Theanine Serene W/Relora and 500 mg Maca Root OK to continue taking daily after I am Pregnant and/or Breastfeeding?

NO: Take no medications, including herbal medications, without discussing them with your doctor during pregnancy. Any substance that has an effect on the body is called a drug, whether or not you need a prescription to get it. There are no drugs which baby needs, except perhaps for extra vitamins and iron. An occasional Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain is generally ok, but don't take anything else. Eat healthy.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Satish Sundar Dr. Sundar
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Bombay, Seth G. S. Medical College
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Is thyrosense safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is thyrosense safe to take while breastfeeding?

No info: AS far as I am aware, this has not been studied. The answer therefore is no.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding.

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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Theanine safe while breastfeeding?

Theanine safe while breastfeeding?

Safer Not to: Although there is no research or data on this subject and because we do not know, it is considered safer not to take theanine while breast feeding.When doubt exists, babiy's safety says take no extra chances.

Dr. Christine Hom Dr. Hom
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Safe: But you always want to minimize baby's exposure to drugs. Take cautiously as needed.

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is glucofage safe while breastfeeding?

Is glucofage safe while breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication has been studied extensively in breastfeeding and found to be safe for the infant. No detectable plasma level is found in breastfeeding infants.

Dr. Ellen Altenburg Dr. Altenburg
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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? Is inositol safe while breastfeeding

? Is inositol safe while breastfeeding

Not studied: It has not been sufficiently studied, so I would be safe and avoid it (unless your physician recommended you take it)

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Safe to take biotin while breastfeeding?

Safe to take biotin while breastfeeding?

Yes: This vitamin is safe to use while breastfeeding.Any excess of that needed is readily lost in the urine daily.

Dr. Melissa Gowans Dr. Gowans
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Is glycolic acid safe while. Breastfeeding?

Is glycolic acid safe while. Breastfeeding?

Glycolic acid: Generally speaking, glycolic acid is considered safe. Avoid using products used for chemical peels as the levels of glycolic acid are much higher and are designed to penetrate much deeper.

Dr. Byron Hapner Dr. Hapner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Before bedtime: Yes, but take it at night before bedtime in case it makes you drowsy during the day.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Debra Tang Dr. Tang
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Is it safe to use relens while breastfeeding?

Medication: I'm not sure what "relens" is...Can you look at the medication spelling again please?

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina Dr. Sartina
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is skinception safe to use during breastfeeding?

Is skinception safe to use during breastfeeding?

Yes: It is safe to use but avoid getting it on the nipple. The baby probably will not like the taste and it is not supposed to be swallowed.