vitamins and nursing...

Stasia - posted on 02/02/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I am a very busy lady lately. I am in school and trying to take care of both a beaultiful lbaby who started crawling and maintain a semi organized household. I am worried I am not getting sufficient nutrition. I eat as well as i can but thought it might be helpful to take some vitamins.

I was surprised to see al these warning on almost everything saying DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING..... a multivitamin? How could this hurt my child?
Is this just something they have to put on the bottle so they are not at fault if people take too many, or is there sufficient cause for concern?

ANyone with any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Susan - posted on 09/04/2009

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Hi Stasia,

I feel your pain. I had difficulties during my pregnancy due to an asthmatic condition and the doctors put me on prendisone. I was very concerned with the health of my baby so I started taking Shaklee supplements. Shaklee is the number 1 natural nutrition company in the U. S. Cate is now 15 years old and has been a Shaklee baby and kid ever since. She has only ever had one ear infection and she was a diver from the age of 5. I have used the supplements ever since.

Fyi, most vitamins that are produced are actually synthetic so your body can not use them as intended and they are also not tested for purity of ingredients. Shaklee does 83,000 purity tests yearly and are in 90 medical peer review studies.

If you want more information just message me back.

I hope you and the baby are well.

Take care, Susan

If you want any more information you can check

Naomi - posted on 07/25/2009

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I agree, they are not. but the prenatals are made for taking during pregnancy and/or lactation.
the undigested vitamins I have not heard about being a problem... the prescription drugs on the other hand, I have...
most vitamins contain more than enough of what you need when adding to a good diet, so the excess is excreted somehow, water soluble vitamins (such as Bs) are peed out. that doesn't mean your vitamin is no good, it just means you've got more than enough so you're getting rid of the excess

I agree that taking a quality product is better than not. I myself take Rainbow light and recently Vitanica... I like them both and will continue to take them as long as I feel they're needed

Cheryl - posted on 07/10/2009

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But all prenatal multivitamins or daily multis are the same Naomi. I agree with the basic trend here, did you know that one of the biggest problems at our cities water treatment plants are dealing with undigested vitamins and prescriptions that are then considered toxic?!?!? There are many good, vitamins out there- do alittle reasearch, you;ve got some names posted here (I've used TwinLabs and Rainbow Light mostly) but be prepared to pay alittle more than at Walmart too. Ultimately, if you take a vitamin and a few hours later pee yellow- you're not taking a very good vitamin. And if you see it in your poop- you're really wasting your money!!

Barbara - posted on 04/10/2009

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If you are taking a manufactured multiple vitamin, it may be senthetic. Anytime a vitamin is not in the form of whole live food, then there is a chance for an allergic reaction by you or the baby. If you want a completely safe whole live food that is nutrient dense, synergistic balance and collodial form, check out:

www.thelimucompany.com/sakers

Mothers can take this food while pregnant, nursing and it can be given to the baby. We started our youngest grandson on it at 2 months old. That was when we first found it. You will not only be getting all of the nutrition you need, you will have more energy and both you and your baby will find robust health.

Cara - posted on 03/31/2009

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Like Brittney said, above, I use Shaklee vitamins. Currently, I take the multivitamin, B-complex to help with the stress and lack of energy we mothers have, and I take Omega 3 Fish oil, all from Shaklee. They are the best vitamins I could find. And they helped me so much that I made it into a business. If you would like to check it out or order, just go to www.shaklee.net/caranitz

Brittney - posted on 02/14/2009

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 look up www.shaklee.com everything you could ever need to use the right vitamins!!!! it really is a cause of concern on the bottles!!! if you look at the fda web site and search childrens vitamins and prenantal vitamins they have found over three hundred that have LEAD in them please be very careful!!

Nora - posted on 02/04/2009

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Yah for prenatals, also royal jelly helps stamina and energy.



and ofcourse a good Yoga practice will help your body recoup and use energy more eficiently.



 

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I think the main cause for concern with a regular multivitamin is that is may not contain the amount of folic acid you need while breastfeeding. Some multivitamins also have additives, preservatives, dyes, etc in them. I have even seen some with caffeine added! The main things you should be concerned about as a breastfeeding mom are protein, iron (if you've started menstuating again), folic acid, calcium, and your B vitamins. If you really just want one supplement to take, I would agree with Nora, take an organic, vegan prenatal vitamin.

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The problem with a typical multi-vitamen is the amount of Vitamen A. I'm not sure what the deal is but I know that they advises pregnant and nursing mothers to stear clear so that might be the reason those bottles so it too. I took a multi-vitamin from Nature's Sunshine when my son with just a couple months old and had no problems but you should just stick with pre-natal if it worries you

Nora - posted on 02/02/2009

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Quoting Stasia:

vitamins and nursing...

I am a very busy lady lately. I am in school and trying to take care of both a beaultiful lbaby who started crawling and maintain a semi organized household. I am worried I am not getting sufficient nutrition. I eat as well as i can but thought it might be helpful to take some vitamins.

I was surprised to see al these warning on almost everything saying DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING..... a multivitamin? How could this hurt my child?
Is this just something they have to put on the bottle so they are not at fault if people take too many, or is there sufficient cause for concern?

ANyone with any info would be greatly appreciated!


hey Stasia ( lovely name)   My midwives suggest i continue with the prenatal (vegan all organic) I was taking through pregnancy as well as add thistle and nettle to my tea. All supplements will warn pregnant and nursing women because of the delicate state of the woman which  can have complications concerning blood count (anemia), diabetes, heart issues and kidney and liver issues. Talk to your OB before you take anything. Most that are labeled warning are actually safe if you are perfectly healthy. wish you the best in your carreer and motherhood!








 

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