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Echinacea while Nursing Jenplus1 2 kids; Henderson, Nevada 887 posts
25th Jan '09

Is it okay to take Echinacea while nursing? I have a cold and so does my 2 week old son. The docs said not to take cold medicine because it will dry my milk up. I forgot to ask about Echinacea. I really want to kick this cold and I'm hoping Echinacea would help. Anyone know?

tivadoll Due December 18; 1 child; Texas 2887 posts
25th Jan '09

hmm I have never thought about it but that stuff works great!! I would imagine its fine but I would defiantly ask your doctor.

I used to take Echinacea along with vitiam C and it would clear anything up within hours

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
25th Jan '09

In normal doses, Echinacea is among the herbs generally recognized as safe for pregnant and lactating mothers. Many people take echinacea, which is reported to boost your immune system (among other things). According to Hale, purified echinacea extract is relatively nontoxic even at high doses. Although no studies have been done on its transfer into human milk or its effect on lactation, no known contraindications to its use during nursing exist other than allergy to the plant family Asteracea (sunflowers)



http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/ref/herbs_e.html

Jenplus1 2 kids; Henderson, Nevada 887 posts
25th Jan '09
Quoting amie619:
misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
25th Jan '09
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