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November 3rd, 2010, 10:03 PM
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I'm REALLY trying to wean Brylie, but it's a challenging process.

We went to whole foods tonight and I bought probiotics and garlic supplements (for GBS)..but it says on the garlic "do not take while nursing"....I googled it, but not much really comes up..anyone know why I can't take it?
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November 3rd, 2010, 11:44 PM
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I've heard it warned against for causing gassy babies, or the flavor putting them off. My midwives and lactation consultant said there was no need to avoid any food really, unless my baby seemed unusually fussy after something. I've eaten dishes with garlic in them and she's never seemed to react negatively.

Then again, you will get a lot more garlic from a capsule then from just eating a dish.
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November 4th, 2010, 12:40 AM
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I'm still nursing Ben (13 mo now) and I take a garlic supplement and have never had any issues. I think they put do not take while pregnant/nursing just as a precaution cause you'll notice tons of stuff say that. I think you'll be just fine. Garlic would only be beneficial I would think.

Good luck with the weaning! My little guy seems to be nursing MORE now than ever so I don't see weaning in my future anytime soon.
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November 4th, 2010, 05:18 AM
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I took garlic supplements off and on while nursing DD, and it never seemed to affect her. I can only think that maybe it has to do with changing the flavor of the milk.. I don't know.
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November 4th, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Well I heard garlic was good for getting baby to latch because of the smell. But Liev does not like garlic, well really smelly garlic.
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November 4th, 2010, 07:04 AM
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I always was told there was actually a nutritional benefit to garlic while bfing, but it can effect taste/smell (some babies like while others may not)
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November 4th, 2010, 08:46 AM
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It's safe!

I would think you'd only have to worry about it affecting the taste, and turning the baby away if you rarely ever ate garlic. We eat quite a bit, so my babies are used to it
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November 4th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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I would guess it's a taste thing too. All of mine have been subject to tons of garlic, especially dd when she was 15mo. I had an absessed tooth and took probably 12,000mg a day for two weeks. I know everything I ate tasted like garlic, so I'm sure the milk did too. But she kept on.
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November 4th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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If garlic and breast feeding were a problem - what would italy do? LMAO - I'm KIDDING! but really - I eat a tonne of garlic and we're fine here. I think they just put that on everything.
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November 4th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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cool I'm going to start taking it for GBS...is it too early?
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