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Implants and Breastfeeding: What You Should Know

Implants and Breastfeeding: What You Should Know

One topic of concern to some mothers with breast implants is whether they present any health risk to their baby through possible contamination of their breast milk. In particular, they ask about whether silicon, silicone gel or platinum used in implants can leak into their breast milk.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs does not feel that the evidence currently justifies classifying silicone implants as a contraindication to breastfeeding.

Mothers With Thyroid Issues Should be Cautious in Using Fenugreek as a Lactation Aid

Mothers With Thyroid Issues Should be Cautious in Using Fenugreek as a Lactation Aid

Fenugreek is listed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and as long as mothers are aware of the possible side effects, this is a good option to try to increase supply. However, mothers with thyroid conditions should proceed cautiously and consult with their physician before taking a fenugreek supplement.

Infant Exposure to Heavy Metals -  A Cause For Concern

Infant Exposure to Heavy Metals -  A Cause For Concern

Consumer Reports has weighed in on the topic of exposure to toxic heavy metals by infants.

Consumer Reports’ testing shows concerning levels of arsenic, cadmium and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods.

This includes foods made just for babies and toddlers, such as popular snacks, cereals, prepared entrées, and packaged fruits and vegetables.

Over time, exposure to heavy metals can harm the health of adults and children. One of the biggest worries: cognitive development in very young children.