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What I've learned about flaxseed is this:
First of all, almost all drugs, and herbs say "do not take while pg or bf," or "consult your doctor." They do this for legal reasons, and it may not reflect what is actually true about the risk/benefits for pg or nursing moms. In general, nursing moms' milk is less likely to carry across drugs/herbs to baby than the placenta of a pg mom.
Next, flaxseed oil is good for you and your child/all humans. But taking it while nursing can change the fat quality of your milk. I have heard if your child gets too much or is sensitive to it, she may get green poops. So watch for that. She may not need it in your milk and in her cereal as well!