Re: Can you take Vitamin C whilst breastfeeding?
Vitamin C should be fine.
It is best to stick to the recommended dosage, though.
Water soluble vitamin supplements (e.g., B vitamins, vitamin C) taken by the mother usually increase breastmilk levels. Breastmilk levels of some water soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C, only increase up to a certain point, then remain steady – even if mom increases her dose.
From the infantrisk webforum:
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) dose of vitamin C is 45 to 60 mg daily. Dr. Hale does not recommend taking more than the RDA amount of Vitamin C during breastfeeding. Some vitamins may cause toxicity at high levels.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).