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maca while nursing?

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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Hi, Has anyone used maca powder while nursing, or femmenessence brand maca root capsules? I love maca powder, but am not sure if it is ok to use while nursing.  TIA!

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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Mrs.Salz
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I'm pretty sure it's not, since it mimics estrogen in the body and can decrease supply (similar to the way hormonal birth control can) - but I could be wrong.  If you do a group search, we had a similar post a few months ago that might have more info.

starwarsmomof2
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I've found conflicting articles about it... I'd call your lactation consultant and ask them, your ped. may not have enough info... I'm glad you posted this, I have some hormonal issues and may try this

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 16, 2013 at 8:13 AM
I have been told its not a good idea
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:58 AM

 what is it used for?  I've never heard of it.

catholicmamamia
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Quoting tabi_cat1023: I have been told its not a good idea.

 


                
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JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM

bump

VintageWife
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I don't think it's a good idea.

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