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Doctor insights on: Is Soy Protein Ok When Breastfeeding

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We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, ..) while breastfeeding?"

We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, ..) while breastfeeding?"

Phytic r folic acid?: Folic acid is strongly recommended before and during pregnancy to prevent neural defects like spina bifida. Phytic acid should probably be avoided during pregnancy & breastfeeding as it can chelate (bind to) important minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc & make them unabsorbable, leading to potential mineral deficiencies. Ask OB about this chemical. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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How much protein should I eat while breastfeeding?

How much protein should I eat while breastfeeding?

60 g: During pregnancy and breastfeeding, we need 60 grams (gm) of protein a day. This is 15-20 gm more than usual. This "extra" is the equivalent of one egg, 1/4 cup of cheese, or one glass of milk. It is also important to maintain a well balanced diet and to stay on your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Is Shakeology protein powder safe for breastfeeding?

Is Shakeology protein powder safe for breastfeeding?

Not sure: I reviewed the shakeology web site and there were some concerns that I have reviewing the ingredients
They list several added anti-oxidants and nutrients and basically my concern is that these have not been studies in babies
The other question would be how much of the shake is being transferred through breast milk and that has also not been studied- I think a well balanced diet is likely better ...Read more

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What's the recommended dietary allowance for protein in breastfeeding?

What's the recommended dietary allowance for protein in breastfeeding?

Increase by 20-30%.: Breastfeeding increases your caloric consumption by 500-1000 kilocalories daily, therefore incease your protein intake accordingly by 20-30% compared to your baseline diet. ...Read more

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My son is 1 year and 1 week old. Can i give him soy or almond milk and tofu now? I'm also still breastfeeding him. Thank you.

My son is 1 year and 1 week old. Can i give him soy or almond milk and tofu now? I'm also still breastfeeding him. Thank you.

If you wish. Know : That he can develop allergies to soy & nuts, the same as to cow's milk. Ask your pediatrician about calcium supplements if he doesn't have 16-21 oz. Whole milk & milk products/day. Juice & almond milk aren't necessary; limit to 4-6 oz/day . He can wean to a double-handled open-mouthed cup now. Age at weaning is a personal decision. Know that it's harder to convince a toddler to wean @ 15 mos. Or >. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has been breastfeeding only and i introduced a soy formula bottle today and now she is vomiting , what can that mean ?

My 3 month old has been breastfeeding only and i introduced a soy formula bottle today and now she is vomiting , what can that mean ?

Allergic/intolerant : The simple answer would be that baby is intolerant to the foreign protein or other component of the feed.This could be due to an allergy to one of the components or just a digestive rejection. It might also be co-incidental & due to a stomach virus or oher agent but i think that's unlikely. ...Read more

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Can I use/take almased (it's like a protein powder) while exclusively breastfeeding my 4mo? Says all natural no gmo diabetic friendly...protein powder

Can I use/take almased (it's like a protein powder) while exclusively breastfeeding my 4mo? Says all natural no gmo diabetic friendly...protein powder

Don't mess with any-: -supplements while breastfeeding. There are many additives you don't want. Natural means nothing. Arsenic is natural, so is aspirin if it's made from natural bark, or extracted from.

Beware! ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink soy or almond milk while exclusively breastfeeding my 5 month old?

Is it safe to drink soy or almond milk while exclusively breastfeeding my 5 month old?

Yes: Cows don't drink milk while making it, so you don't have to either.Just maintain a balanced nutrition and your body will sort it out. ...Read more

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Iam breastfeeding and I want to do the 30 day arbonne program which includes protein shakes, and body cleanse is this safe?

Iam breastfeeding and I want to do the 30 day arbonne program which includes protein shakes, and body cleanse is this safe?

Why take the chance?: The program says it "helps detoxify and cleanse our bodies from the toxins we consume in our daily diet as well as from our environment". In general, claims that supplements make are just claims. It is wisest to beware of products with lots of marketing hype, especially of anybody who says he will cleanse your body of toxins. Nature (or God) made our bodies self-cleansing. ...Read more

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Can I use whey isolates while breastfeeding? I just started working out + need protein but i'm trying to lose weight and gain lean muscle. Son 5 month

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to whey protein, it is an excellent source of protein when you are trying to lose weight. Go for the type that is non gmo, organic, grass fed etc. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

No: I am not convinced that it is ever safe to take these things.Certainly there is no safety data or proof that they work at all.Be careful! ...Read more

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How long does it take milk proteins to leave the body? I have to wait to breast feed again until dairy is out of my system.

How long does it take milk proteins to leave the body?  I have to wait to breast feed again until dairy is out of my system.

Dairy elim diet: Milk protein can be eliminated completely from a person’s system anywhere from 4 hours to 4 days, depending on person's metabolism and the amount of dairy products consumed. Patients with dairy intolerance may take 4 days. ...Read more

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My doctor said I could drink protein while breastfeeding so can I drink a mass gainer?

My doctor said I could drink protein while breastfeeding so can I drink a mass gainer?

In moderation: You can use supplements in moderation. Dont over do the protein. A healthy mix of important nutrients and carbs/protein should be adequate. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone healthy with treated genetic hemochromatosis to have high bilirubin, ph 9, & 30mg protein in urinalysis? I'm breastfeeding.

Is it normal for someone healthy with treated genetic hemochromatosis to have high bilirubin, ph 9, & 30mg protein in urinalysis? I'm breastfeeding.

High bilirubin worry: worrisome. Not knowing your medical history, I suggest strongly that you see your physician to determine whether you in fact have progressive hepatic fibrosis and whether your hemochromatosis was in fact successfully treated, and/or to determine the cause of your hyperbilirubinemia. ...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.

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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protein-6,5.Albumin total,serum-4,8.Globulin total-1,7.A/G 2,8. Have hypothyroidism.breastfeeding.Is 2,8 A/G ratio alerting?Doc is busy.please tell

protein-6,5.Albumin total,serum-4,8.Globulin total-1,7.A/G 2,8. Have hypothyroidism.breastfeeding.Is 2,8 A/G ratio alerting?Doc is busy.please tell

Bit high: Due to bit low globulin level, not sure why your doctor orderd those tests, your hypothyroid state might be a contributing factor, but we cannot draw conclusions based on limited info. Kindly try to confer with the treating physician, s/he is the only person who can explain in context of your clinical picture, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Is soy protein really as bad for boys as I've heard?

Is soy protein really as bad for boys as I've heard?

No: This an overblown concern. Other societies have much more soy in their diet than we do. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more