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Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Allergenic foods: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may avoid a food that she is allergic to, or that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior; and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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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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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

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Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...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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Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Why supplements?: Supplements are often not regulated by anyone. If pregnant, i would stick to whole food nutrition, with the exception that Folic Acid is important to lower the risk of a neural tube defect like spina bifida. Look around for those types of products to keep you and your baby healthy. ...Read more

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Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information.If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

See below: Supplements during breast feeding are generally a bad idea, considering they don't have the same safety testing rigor as regular drugs. That being said, the limited data for milk thistle suggests against any presence in breast milk; on the flip side, there is no solid data that suggests it helps with milk production either. If it doesn't work, why continue to take it and risk harm? ...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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Are there foods I should avoid while taking anastrozole?

Are there foods I should avoid while taking anastrozole?

Low fat diet: When the ovaries no longer synthesize oestrogen, the peripheral lipocyte or fat cell creates e1---> e3. This "peripheral conversion" is a target for chemotx against hormone sensitive breast ca. Patients should avoid dietary fats, transfat, high cholesterol, etc. As much as possible, as any weight gain in the form of fat seemingly negates the effect of anastrozole... ...Read more

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Is green coffee supplement safe to take while nursing?

Is green coffee supplement safe to take while nursing?

Probably not: Probably not wise as some babies do get colicky from excess caffeine. Check with doctor for about how much caffeine you should have a day while nursing. ...Read more

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Can i drink Ensure while breastfeeding?

Can i drink Ensure while breastfeeding?

Sure, but...: This is certainly a good supplement product.However, it would be less expensive to just take your prenatal vitamins and maintain a healthy diet. If your convinced you need this,compare the components in Ensure to Carnation breakfast essentials, they are similar and less pricy. Remember you can't lose pregnancy weight if you are increasing your caloric intake beyond your need. ...Read more

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What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine. ...Read more

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Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Foods that are safe to eat while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Avoid....: Herbs, dark leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, cabbage and pickles all contain high amounts of vitamin k. These foods need to be eaten sparingly if you are on coumadin (warfarin). To keep your pt/inr level stable, you need to have a consistent intake of vitamin k. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

Herbal supplements: I would need to know what herbal supplements you are taking. I would suggest that you only take herbal supplements that are pharmaceutical grade! Otherwise you have know idea what per cent of the label is in the supplement you are taking. ...Read more

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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