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Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

Ask: Ask your doctor, pediatrician, or call the 800# on the bottle and ask someone at the company. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement i can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement i can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

Supplement? No, None: While this has been an area of intense clinical research & development for >3 decades, since low saturated-fat diets were promoted & the obesity epidemic took off; progress very slow & success limited. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes mellitus (not wt. Loss per-se), non-pregnant/breast feeding, are helpful. Best: cut the carbs, study nusi.Org + video “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more

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Can i take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Can i take diet supplements when breastfeeding?

Avoid them: I am not certain what diet supplements mean as the term covers numerous supplements of various ingredients. Avoid anything during pregnancy that is not preapproved by your obstetrician. I would limit supplements to prenatal vitamins and folic acid. ...Read more

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Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating. ...Read more

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What dietary supplements are not ok to use when breastfeeding?

What dietary supplements are not ok to use when breastfeeding?

Check with your ob!: Avoid using unnecessary food supplements during lactation without your obstetrician's express approval. Most otc cam supplements are not fda regulated and can contain substances noxious to your infant, cause hypervitaminosis a or inhibit platelet function and increase bleeding. ...Read more

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I add formula supplement to breastfeeding my 3 weeks old. Does formula neutralize breastmilk benefits?i have heard so

I add formula supplement to breastfeeding my 3 weeks old. Does formula neutralize breastmilk benefits?i have heard so

Dilutes some: If you look at the antibody protection afforded in natural milk, there is none in formula. Supplementation does reduce the antibody intake/day in proportion to how much supplement is taken. For most, it has no significant effect. ...Read more

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I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if i can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so , how much should I take?

35 micrograms: Biotin is Vitamin B7. SO make sure none of your other supplements - Like your Prenatal vitamins (which you should still be taking if you are breastfeeding) - contain B7 (Biotin). The FDA recommends 30 mcg per day, and 35 if Breastfeeding. Post birth hair loss is a common, and benign process. Your hair is most likely to come back without doing anything specific. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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