Is it safe to take vitamin B6 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes. Vitamin b6 is very safe, though there is evidence that doses over 200 mg can occasionally cause neuropathy. However, there is no good reason to take doses higher than 200 mg.
Yes. It is safe as long as you are not exceeding the rda (recommended daily allowance). It may help relieve some of the nausea in early pregnancy. Doses that are too high may interfere with and slow down lactation.
Two-edged sword. Have used vitamin b-6 supplements for years to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, and find about 30% respond nicely. However, a few years ago, during the "vitamin craze", several reports of b-6 toxicity emerged, and we learned that very high doses caused damage to peripheral nerves and/or spinal cord. Best therefore, to not exceed about 200 mg daily.

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Yes. Your question is a little confusing. That dose of vit b6 is safe for breastfeeding and for you, but are you having regular monthly periods despite breastfeeding? Because many women will suppress normal, predictable ovulation while breastfeeding (not all), but if your menses are irregular during breastfeeding it likely means unpredictable ovulation (if ovulating at all). Read more...

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Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

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