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I'm coming down with flu , DD is 2 weeks old. Without baby I would take 5000-6000  of vit. C and go drown gradually taking it 3 x day. Can I do that while breastfeeding? If not any alternative vit. C schemes?

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Any Vitamin C that is not used by your body gets eliminated - peed right out!  so i would say that its perfectly safe to take mega quantities while nursing - i have also taken echinacea  while nursing. 

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Vitamin C, especially in the form of sodium ascorbate, is very effective.  You can absolutely do it while nursing.  The only thing I'd caution is that when you hit your tolerance (and you may hit it sooner than you think and have to slowly back off), it will likely give you diarrhea, so you'll want to stay hydrated for your supply. :)

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