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  • Level Thrive supplements while breastfeeding??

    I have been wanting to try this supplement called thrive, which is a 3 step program you do everyday that consists of a vitamin, a shake, and a transdermal patch. Several people say they take while breastfeeding and that their doctor said it was OK/safe to consume while breastfeeding. I don't want to start something like this without knowing the risks.

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    Trying to post pics of ingredients but new here and having a hard time.


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      The Thrive products contain herbal products and vitamins for the most part. With vitamins and minerals we recommend not exceeding the RDA adding all sources combined together. "[COLOR=#333333][FONT=lucida grande]We have a policy of not commenting on the safety of combination herbal products or mega-doses of vitamins. There is rarely satisfactory literature published on the safety of a complimentary therapy in breastfeeding women. It is not ethical for us to make a recommendation based on anecdotes. Also, herbal products are not regulated by the FDA and there can be significant variations in the potency and purity between different products or even between different lots of the same product. Herbs can also interact with each other and with prescription medications, so we tend to advise not taking them at all. As a general rule, breastfeeding is a time for simplicity. Focus on eating a balanced, nutritious diet and minimizing your use of extraneous stuff. When you do take a med or supplement, make sure that you're making that decision based on a clear understanding of the benefits you are likely to get. Benefits are often a lot better researched and documented than risks. -James Abbey, MD "

      Sandra Lovato R.N.
      InfantRisk Center