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Just wondering if/when everyone stopped taking their prenatal vitamins. Dd is 9 months and I take mine. I was under the impression to take them as long as you are bf, but I'm not sure if many take them 4-5+ years. My understanding was the prenatals had the extra iron and folic. When the babe is on solids regularly, he/she will be intaking their own iron. But bf is draining on the mom's body right, so is the prenatal for the mom since all the vitamins and minerals go first to the babe, thus depleting moms stores? So then should you take the prenatals as long as bf?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Thanks
 

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I never took them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I have a hard time with pills in general (hard to swallow, nasty taste in mouth, etc). My midwife said I would be fine with a good diet. I ate fortified whole grain cereal with OJ every morning and still do. We've never been anemic and I think folic acid is most crucial in the very early weeks of a fetus' developent. I guess it's one of those things that a general multi vit won't hurt and probably does some good.
 

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well ds was just under two when i got preggo and i was still taking them about every other day. if i don't i get lethargic and i eat well.
 

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Hello!<br><br>
My Ds is only 13 months and I still take my pre natles (??spelling??) My gyno told me to take them as long as I nurse. I have always taken vitamins anyway so this was no problem for me. I know of many people who have a hard time takeing pills. It makes me feel better because I know that I do not eat as good as I should <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I want to thou. I feel that it is just a better multi vitamin!<br><br>
Karen and Baby Joe
 

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I stopped taking them when I was about 4 months preggo but I'll resume for nursing.
 

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My dd is a year old and I'm still taking prenatals. I figure it can't hurt!
 

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i stopped taking them when i ran out...<br>
when my daughter was 10 months...<br>
ive heard from many sources that they are superior to multivitamins for women...<br>
ive been working on getting more but finding inexpensive vegan prenatals is like finding jimmy hoffa...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i stopped taking them when i ran out...<br>
when my daughter was 10 months...<br>
ive heard from many sources that they are superior to multivitamins for women...<br>
ive been working on getting more but finding inexpensive vegan prenatals is like finding jimmy hoffa...</div>
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I take selekta which is a veg one.<br><br>
I guess I'll just take them till she's done, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">: at least another 3 years <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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