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  • Joint supplements while breastfeeding

    My daughter is 12 months old and still going strong with breastfeeding. I have some joint issues and was interested in taking some natural supplements for it. I haven't been able to find any information on the ingredients and if they are safe while nursing.... was hoping someone could help me with this. I would also like to know if any of the ingredients will reduce milk production, etc (I definitely don't want my milk to decrease!). Thanks so much for any help or if someone could guide me to the right area for this info.

    These are the ingredients in the supplement:

    Vitamin C
    Magnesium (I know both of these are fine)

    Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II
    Chondroitin Sulfate
    Hyaluronic Acid

    Calcium-Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
    Quercetin Dihydrate
    HIDROX (Olive Extract) (fruit)
    5-Loxin (Boswellia serrata extract) (gum resin)

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    [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

    We do not have many of these ingredients in our data base, looking at the Natural Standard Database in adults they do not look overly hazardous when used short term, but there are no studies on how much transfers in breast milk, or the effects on the infant, so we are unable to tell you if they are safe to use, or if they will effect your milk supply.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center