Is this supplement safe while breastfeeding?
I am exclusively breastfeeding a 7 month old.
I am thinking about starting to take a supplement that has Garcinia cambogia fruit extract and Alpha lipoic acid in it.
Are they safe for breastfeeding?
Kolene Moore | Other-provider
Dr. Thomas Hale's Medications and Mother's Milk drug reference, classifies the level of risk a substance poses to a breastfed infant. The levels range from 1 (least hazardous) to 5 (proven to be hazardous).
Alpha Lipoic Acid is classified as a Level 4: Possibly hazardous substance for a breastfed infant.
Also, the information on Garcinia Cambogia does not support its safe use while breastfeeding.
I would not recommend using anything with these ingredients while breastfeeding.
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