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Is Maca Safe While 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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.
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.
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