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Is it safe to take vitamin C while pregnant or breastfeeding?
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Yes
It is a critical nutrient.
Excess amounts could cause colic as it is an acid and it is secreted in the breast milk.

In brief: Yes
It is a critical nutrient.
Excess amounts could cause colic as it is an acid and it is secreted in the breast milk.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Dr. Fred Harvey
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
You can take vit c supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding but you should not exceed recommended dosing.
You will get more with eating lots of fruits and vegetables high in vitamin c. Our bodies absorb vitamins much better when presented in unprocessed foods. Plus if you are taking a multivitamin everyday that will also have vitamin c in it. Too many vtiamin supplements are not good.

In brief: Yes
You can take vit c supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding but you should not exceed recommended dosing.
You will get more with eating lots of fruits and vegetables high in vitamin c. Our bodies absorb vitamins much better when presented in unprocessed foods. Plus if you are taking a multivitamin everyday that will also have vitamin c in it. Too many vtiamin supplements are not good.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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