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I went to the dentists this morning, and I didn't realize until after everything was finished that I've had mercury fillings removed. . . Is my body toxic now. Is my milk bad. My son nurses ALL THE TIME. I havent' nursed him yet, i just got home... Is there a way to detox? Does anyone know anything about this?<br><br>
Scared to nurse him. I'm gonna need to find a turtleneck to wear today.
 

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I would continue to nurse him. The benifits of nursing him far outweigh the risk of the fillings. Not to mention the emotional trauma to him if you wean all the sudden.
 

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i just meant today or maybe a couple days. i've read it can be dangerous to nurse after getting amalgams removed. i don't want to put him in danger. i was thinking..... errr, i think i need to post on the dental forum.
 

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Yikes. Sorry mama. I go to a holistic dentist and she recommends waiting to get amalgams removed after you are completely done nursing. I am not sure of the repurcussions. I have an appointment tomorrow to have a cavity filled. Could you hold off nursing him until tomorrow evening? I will ask her and post asap. Or you could just call them. Hope eveyrhting works out for ya!<br><br><a href="http://www.beatacarlson.com" target="_blank">www.beatacarlson.com</a>
 

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thankyou amila. you know, this dentist advertises as a holistic dentist, but he didn't seem to know what i was talking about a few months ago. i thought actually that nothing was going to get removed. i may try calling my midwives. they have an herbalist there that might know of something i can take to get it out of my system if it's there. i do fortunately think they used the safest procedure for removal. . . . it's a mercury free dentist, so they know it's bad. .... rambling sorry.<br><br>
my son is already freaking on me and its' been 30 minutes since i got home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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i'm not at all planning on weaning him, .... unless i'm convinced i need to, i just am trying to find out if i can detoxify my system in a day or too. i'm trying to be safe.
 

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Mama, nurse him. What would plan to do for feeding him if you didn't nurse?
 

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i called my midwives office just to see if they had any advice and they said to keep nursing, drink lots and lots of water, sweat, and make sure i'm having lots of bowel movements. seems like just pretty standard detox stuff. i feel much better now.
 

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I wonder how much is released into your system? Worse than eating tuna or getting a flu shot? (which I don't recommend) Do they know?<br><br>
If it were me, I'd be on the phone to Dr. Sherri Tennpenny's Osteo Med II in Cleveland. <a href="http://www.osteomed2.com/Autism.html" target="_blank">http://www.osteomed2.com/Autism.html</a> They have helped children with Autism by reducing heavy metal poisioning. Perhaps they would know who might be able to help or what needs to be done to rid your body of the mercury and any other heavy metals.<br><br>
I've read many places that chelation therapy is useful in eliminating heavy metal toxins from your system but must be done under medical supervision.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Mama, nurse him. What would plan to do for feeding him if you didn't nurse?<br><br>
Oh dear.... I just realized from that question that my signature has my son's birthday wrong. he's a year older, born in 2005. oops. He does eat solid food. That makes a big difference. That's why he wouldn't starve if he didn't nurse for a day or two.<br><br>
Thanks for the support and advice ladies.
 

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Do you have any expressed milk?<br><br>
I would not nurse him. I know someone who has experience with this and believes this situation contributed to her son's autism...(however they did not go to a holistic dentist, and the dentist was not very cautious with the removal procedures.)<br><br>
I will try and get her to post here soon.<br><br>
What kind of precautions did the dentist take when removing the fillings to keep the amalgam out of the air, etc?<br><br>
Sorry...I'm not trying to freak you out.
 

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I read somewhere that vitamin C binds to Mercury and helps flush it from your system. How about downing a bunch of EmergenC (the cold stuff) to help speed up the detox.
 

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There is lots of info on the dental board here you might want to run a search there. The info is complex and while its not great to have it removed while nursing (certainly not reccomended) if the filling was chipped or even if not then it was probably releasing mercury anyway.<br><br>
Vit C can help flush. The bigger thing is to make sure you don't start a major detox because while some may enter your system from the removal, its worse if you start a major detox and your body begins to dump mercury from organs, etc. The levels would be much higher than from just an amalgam removal.
 

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I've read in several places that Selenium binds well to mercury & aids in its removal. I would do some quick research on this & check with your MWs to see if you can take the recommended dose of Selenium. Good luck!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Is she certain that they removed silver amalgam fillings? If so, how many silver amalgams did she have removed? Did the dentist use a vacuum suction, air filtration, rubber dam, cold water and other safety procedures to minimize risk? If it was one small filling and was removed using all these precautions, I might continue breastfeeding. Anything more than that and I would stop. If she has an acute mercury exposure from dental work, her child will definitely be exposed to mercury via breastmilk. When I had my amalgams removed, my holistic dentist said I should wait ONE YEAR before trying to get pregnant. Removing amalgam fillings is NEVER recommended for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman so I don't think the dentist knows what he is doing and I would advise finding a different one (anyone can call themselves "holistic"). I would NEVER advise chelation during pregnancy or BF ...this is very dangerous. Taking selenium or vitamin C is not going to pull all of the mercury out of her system without it passing into her breastmilk. The mercury will be present in her blood for a short time and than very rapidly settles into tissues, like brain, uterus and kidneys. Yes, the exposure from dental amalgams and, having them removed or installed in particular, is a far greater exposure to mercury than eating a can of tuna (pregnant and BF women should not eat ANY tuna despite what some warnings say. All tuna is contaminated with mercury). My friend who had her amalgams removed while breastfeeding has an autistic son due to the mercury exposure. Another friend who had all of her amalgams removed quickly (for cosmetic reasons) without any precautions, by a conventional dentist, was diagnosed with M.S. shortly after. Not many people realize that this is very serious stuff (mostly because conventional dentists won't tell you that it is).</td>
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This is what my aunt had to say, she has been doing loads of research on Mercury exposure because she thinks it has partially caused her infertility.<br><br>
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I had fillings removed while I was nursing and my dentist knew that I was nursing and told me it was safe.<br><br>
He was very careful to have me rinse and spit often and I was very careful not to swallow.<br><br>
~Cath
 
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