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Should I take prenatal vitamins if i'm breastfeeding?
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In brief: Yes
Absolutely. Many women are vitamin d deficient which will contribute to vitamin d deficiency in the baby (rickets).
The baby should also receive a vitamin d supplement.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely. Many women are vitamin d deficient which will contribute to vitamin d deficiency in the baby (rickets).
The baby should also receive a vitamin d supplement.
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Understand process
The breast is a superior organ when it comes to baby nutrition.
It will use various factors to extract fats/carbs/proteins and other nutrients from you and give them to baby.Without taking supplemental vitamins and calcium, your body will lose the amount given specifically to baby to grow body/bones/brain/etc. The vitamins are for your health, otherwise baby will leach it out and you loose.

In brief: Understand process
The breast is a superior organ when it comes to baby nutrition.
It will use various factors to extract fats/carbs/proteins and other nutrients from you and give them to baby.Without taking supplemental vitamins and calcium, your body will lose the amount given specifically to baby to grow body/bones/brain/etc. The vitamins are for your health, otherwise baby will leach it out and you loose.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
It's a great idea to continue your prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding.
It is important to maximize your good nutrition (and replenish what you will be losing into your breastmilk) . Be sure to eat a balanced diet and get lots of calcium as well. If you are not fond of dairy, you may need a calcium & vitamin d supplement. Also, consider ara/dha supplements depending on your diet as well.

In brief: Yes
It's a great idea to continue your prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding.
It is important to maximize your good nutrition (and replenish what you will be losing into your breastmilk) . Be sure to eat a balanced diet and get lots of calcium as well. If you are not fond of dairy, you may need a calcium & vitamin d supplement. Also, consider ara/dha supplements depending on your diet as well.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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