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B100 while nursing?

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 Dr. Passero, I am nursing a 9 month old baby boy and was told by a friend that B100 is an excellent vitamin to be on to regulate low levels of anxiety. Should I take it while I'm nursing? Thank you in advance for answering!


High potency B complex vitamins are generally recognized as safe in breastfeeding.  However, there is no telling how your baby will react to its presence in your body.  You should look out for any differences in your baby’s response to your breast milk.  In addition, you might want to start with a B-50 complex vs. a B100 because it is lower dose.  Consulting with your pediatrician before starting a new supplements is also advisable. 

Fish oil can also be helpful for anxiety and is a very important nutrient for your baby’s developing nervous system.  If you start with this first in combination with a high quality multi-vitamin you may see significant improvements in your anxiety and you will know that your baby is getting essential fatty acids needed for optimal brain and neurological development. 

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As a certified and fully trained Naturopathic Doctor, Passero has trained and preceptored with some of the nation's leading doctors in the field of natural medicine, working under the guidance of MD’s, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists. Furthermore, he is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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