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    Hi

    Does the below post still apply three years later? My doctor wants me to take curcumin and I was wondering what dosage is considered safe whilst breastfeeding a three year old? Or how many hours to wait. Thanks.

    07-17-2017, 10:46 AM
    ecsyn16,

    Curcumin is rated an L3-no data-probably compatible. "Curcumin can either potentiate or decrease the action of certain medications and therefore, caution should be used when taking prescription medications and using curcumin. Probably safe during breastfeeding, but due to possible interaction with metabolism of prescription drugs, minimize use if mother or infant are on other medications concurrently."
    (Medications and Mothers' Milk database, Dr Thomas Hale PhD.) According to the Natural Medicine database there are several suggested dosing regimens depending on what condition you are treating. In rat studies the pups had decreased weight gain when the mother was given doses greater than 320mg/kg, and increased liver enzymes. This herb can inhibit platelet aggregation so monitor your infant for any unusual bruising or bleeding, and GI upset, such as vomiting, diarrhea, gas etc.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    Infant Risk Center
    806-352-2519

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    Nikita Munro,

    There is not any new data available on Curcumin use and breastfeeding. At 3 years of age your child would probably not receive enough breast milk that it would effect them, but this is just speculation.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center

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