Is it safe to take fish oil pills while breastfeeding?

Yes. Fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules full of omega-3 fish oils, with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified by the manufacturer, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand. If taken at the normally recommended doses by a breastfeeding mom, the fish oil should not cause any problems with the breastmilk.
Yes. Absolutely! fish oil is good for so many conditions (asthma, heart disease, arthritis, depression, anxiety, cancer, eye health, etc). Be sure to look at the ingredients so that you are getting 1000 mg per day of epa and 300-500 mg dha. Some good brands are nordic naturals and carlson's fish oil. If you can't stand the taste, try lemon-flavored oil.
Yes. Fish oil is an excellent source of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, dha & ara. These fatty acids have been known to enhance cognitive function by promoting the development of nerve cells in infants' brain. Breast feeding moms are recommended to take 200mg of dha (omega-3) daily.
Hype. Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman".

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

Fish oil ok; ? Vit E. Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. Read more...

Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Yes. Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include dha and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. Read more...

15 months baby swallowed 2 fish oil caps 2000mg, he is okay but I breastfeed him, I've to eliminate fish from my. Diet also not to pass in milk?

No. You don't have to, just be careful , child-proof medicine bottles are the best, other packages are easily reached by kids who love to explore, try to keep all medicines out-of-reach of children, I trust you do but sometimes it just happens, enjoy your child, wish you both wellness. Read more...

I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! What should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and I breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

You . You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- i would suggest a dermatologist. Congratulations on your delivery! Read more...

Is it safe to take fish oil pills & levothyroxine?

Yes. Yes, but make sure it's brand name levothyroxine and that you're on the correct dose by blood testing. Read more...
Yes. No known interactions. Would recommend taking the pills an hour apart to reduce any possibility of affecting absorption. Read more...