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Posted by: Nettie | 2005/07/27

Q.

Iodene and breastfeeding

My baby is almost 6 months and I only breastfeed from 18:00 - 06:00 in the morning. I want to take supplements but it contains Iodene and I've heard that it is bad for your infant. If I take it during the day or at 8 in the morning will it still be bad for my infant if I only start breastfeeding after 6 at night.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Traces of iodine in vitamin and mineral supplements should be safe.

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Posted by: Purple | 2005/07/27

Why not check with your pharmacist, they will be able to tell you the concentration of iodine in your breast milk, what the effects would be on your baby, and how long after taking the iodine you can feed.

Can you not take a supplement without iodine.

Are you still taking your pregnancy multivitamin? This would probably be the safest supplement.

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