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#1 of 2 Old 10-06-2012, 07:00 PM - Thread Starter
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I am wondering if there is a way to test what is in breastmilk.  I am taking 6.5 mg ioderol/iodine and have been since I was first pg.  I take this for thyroid.  I developed a large nodule on my thyroid.  I am pretty sure if I doubled my iodine that the nodule would decrease.  But I dont want to detox out any chlorine, bromine or flouride.    I can take a 50 mg loading test, but I will need to pump and dump for 48 hours due to detox. 


My question - would chlorine, bromine, flouride, iodine get into my breast milk?


Would there be any heavy metals in breast milk? 


I have two people tell me that heavy metals are not in breast milk.  I dont know if it's worth the risk unless somehow I can find documentation.



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#2 of 2 Old 10-09-2012, 11:02 AM
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Check out this book.  The author sent her breastmilk to a lab to see what contaminants were in it.  It sounds very interesting.  I hope you find the info you need.

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