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Doctor insights on: What Is Safe To Use On Stretch Marks While Nursing

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks are a condition where the skin is stretched by weight gain or during pregnancy, leaving slightly indented lines where the surface layer of ...Read more


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Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Possibly OK: Most substances taken by nursing mothers are safe because only about 2-5% of most medications enter breastmilk. Given that the itworks wrap is a topical treatment, it is probably fine. However, I am unable to see exactly what is in the wrap. If the ingredients are herbal products or vitamins/minerals that are considered generally safe orally, then it should be safe to use while nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

No: I wouldn't. Many could be unsafe-- for example, products with lavender oil have estrogen-like effects, and have caused feminization of boys when used topically (though it's unclear if ingestion occurred.) i recommend you use plain, proven safe products-- anything that's labeled for use on your baby is going to be safe for you to use on your own skin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use GNC ultra nourish hair vitamins while nursing ?

Is it safe to use GNC ultra nourish hair vitamins while nursing ?

Check ingredients on: label. If you can't identify it or pronounce it, you are best using an organically formulated brand. Usually GNC products are not organic & tend to use the cheapest industry standards in their formulations. So, looking on their label will identify what's in it, and you can compare the ingredients to whats on "Skin Deep" in the EWG.org website that will help you determine it's safety. 0, 1 is best. ...Read more

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I've heard a lot of great things about sensa. Why does it supposedly work? Is it safe to use while nursing? I am dieting and exercising.

I've heard a lot of great things about sensa. Why does it supposedly work? Is it safe to use while nursing? I am dieting and exercising.

Long term effects: You may have heard great things about sensation, but we don't know what long term effect it might have on your nursing and above all what effect it might have on the baby. ...Read more

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I'm looking for. Protein powder or bar I can use while nursing, breakfast is difficult for me so I need something quick easy and healthy. Are they safe? Is there anything I should look out for?

I'm looking for. Protein powder or bar I can use while nursing, breakfast is difficult for me so I need something quick easy and healthy. Are they safe? Is there anything I should look out for?

Full balanced diet: You can easily find protein bars in any large food market but you should really have a complete balanced diet with not only protein but also carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals. You live in California and that should be easy to obtain without supplements all year round. You could speak to a nutritionist for more detailed guidance if need be. ...Read more

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Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Yes: Fluconazole (the active ingredient in canesoral) is acceptable in nursing, because the amount excreted in breast milk is less than the neonatal Fluconazole dosage. ...Read more

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What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

Colloidal silver: Two natural treatments I know of are Colloidal silver and grapefruit seed extract, most other treatments are too strong and could harm the fetus. Speak with your OB before taking any home remedies or medicinals for this. If you are lactating I would not be using castor oil at all, find another laxative that is safe ...Read more

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