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Safe Eat Aspartame Pregnancy
Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?
Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more
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Aspartame, is it safe to consume or not? A lot of controversy regarding this ingredient. Very interested to hear what a doctor has to say about this ?
No controversy: There is absolutely no controversy. There is a huge amount of good scientific data showing it's safe (unless you have the genetic disorder pku) and some internet wackos and conspiracy theorists with no scientific data but loudly protested pseudoscience and invalid opinions. Which do you trust? Don't get your scientific information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have been told to stay away from aspartame. But all chewing gum seems to have thatingredient. Any suggestions?
N0 ASPARTAME: Aspartame is a neurotoxin to the brain so absolutely not. If you must chew gum then use a regular gum that is not sugar free with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. Please consume sparingly and check with your OB on any chemicals and additives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took a sip out of a drink today before realizing it was diet with aspartame. I am a breastfeeding mom. Will this hurt my baby?
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