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Q&A: Echinacea While Breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take echinacea while I'm breastfeeding?
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January 30, 2017
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There isn’t really any research on echinacea’s use in breastfeeding moms. It isn’t considered very toxic and is probably safe for many moms. However, it has been known to stimulate T-cell activity, so moms with autoimmune disorders should probably steer clear. Allergic reactions and asthma attacks have also been reported. To be safe, discuss any herbal supplements with a health care professional before beginning treatment.

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