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#1 of 4 Old 12-28-2007, 10:00 PM - Thread Starter
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I bought this:

and it says WARNING: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

But everything I look up online says elderberry is safe?

What do you guys think?

Mama to 2 sweet gorgeous children, a 4-year-old DS and a 1-year-old DD.
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#2 of 4 Old 12-29-2007, 07:53 AM
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Don't know about Sambucus, but I drink elderberry in tea while pregnant and nursing with no contraindication (I'm pretty sure I researched it LOL). DD and DS both have gotten Sambucol by mouth since somewhere towards the end of their first year if they got sick. I think the statement is a big old CYA (Cover your Arse)
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Yes black elderberry is safe for pregnancy and nursing. Here are two products that say so

If you scroll down mid page or so, you'll see Elderberry-safe for pregnant and lactating women
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Really? I have always avoided it during pregnancy because I have read that it is unsafe.

Married to DH 7 years and have three fantastic kiddos! DS 6, DD 4, and DS 2 ...... lo and behold another is on the way!

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