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Breast Feeding and Supplements

11/02/2001

Question:

Is it safe for a mother who is breast feeding to take supplements with Ephedra or Mahuang in them?

Answer:

Ephedra and Ma huang are often called `natural ecstasy` or `natural fen-phen` and is a stimulant. The FDA warns against using it as a diet aid and has banned the stimulant version. This herbal product can cause:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Learn important new information concerning the FDA withdrawal of dietary supplements containing Ephedrine Alkaloids (Ephedra or Ma Huang)

 

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Response by:

Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati