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Breast Feeding and Supplements



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


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