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#1 of 6 Old 04-18-2009, 03:51 PM - Thread Starter
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hi mamas. dd is about 13 months and still nursing. i was wondering if anyone knew the safety of nursing while taking maca root and also the proper dosage? i got pills so how many do i take per day? thanks in advance!

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I don't know the answer to your question - but I am curious to learn what maka root is supposed to do.

Also, JMHO, but I would avoid taking any kind of supplement while nursing - just to be on the safe side. But I tend to be a bit paranoid. It may be totally safe, but if you aren't 100% sure I'd personally avoid it.

I'm also nursing and thinking about ttc (haven't started yet). Just curious - have you gotten your PPAF yet? Thanks!

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Maca is very safe, it's considered more of a starchy food then an herb, think like a sweet potato with a kick. I have no issues taking it while bf and have while nursing two different children. I've never used the pills but rather the powder, my dose then was 1 tablespoon a day.

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Maca's a root vegetable that people in the Andes have taken for thousands of years. It's perfectly safe for breastfeeding moms. I've been taking it (as a nursing mom) and haven't noticed any problems with DS.
I have the powder form and take about a teaspoon's worth.

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Another maca q do you take it? Powder in a glass of water or juice?
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What is the purpose of maca?

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