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Do I need to take supplements during breastfeeding?

Q: I am a 36 years old woman who has been asked to take Triple A Cal, Fefol-Z, Becozyme Forte, till I breastfeed my 5 months old baby. I am working in a pharmaceutical company. If I have to buy them from there, then I would like to know the prescription for medicines of a similar strength. Can you please prescribe?

A:It is nice to know that there are still young mothers in India who are breastfeeding their 5 months old babies! Fefol-Z contains iron, Becozyme contains B-complex vitamins while Triple A Cal contains calcium. Generally such supplements are required only if there is deficiency. Normal healthy mothers even while breast feeding do not require such supplements since mothers diet has adequate amounts. Please check with your colleagues if your Company markets such supplements. I doubt if you really need them.


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