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    Default Safe to use Airborne Effervescent Health Formula/Tablets when breastfeeding?

    Does anyone know if it is safe to use Airborne Effervescent Health Formula/Tablets when breastfeeding?

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    Default Re: Safe to use Airborne Effervescent Health Formula/Tablets when breastfeeding?

    "Probably" but can you go ahead and list the ingredients..
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    Default Re: Safe to use Airborne Effervescent Health Formula/Tablets when breastfeeding?

    I have not bought them yet, but at Walgreens, it says this: (check out link)
    http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...0&id=prod19502

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    Default Re: Safe to use Airborne Effervescent Health Formula/Tablets when breastfeeding?

    well this is what I found on Dr Hales site here - seems the Vit A is a concern... :

    I'm an LLL Leader and have gotten several calls about Airborne. My biggest concern with this product is the amount of Vitamin A it contains. Each tablet contains 5,000 I.U.s (in the form of Palmitate). The directions say to take one tablet every three hours. This could easily lead to someone taking 5 tablets in a waking day and getting 25,000 I.U.s.

    Dr. Hale,

    You mention in your book that Vitamin A overdose is extremely dangerous and no one should take more than 5,000 units unless under the direct supervision of a physician. Wouldn't this be dangerous for ANYONE, not just nursing and pregnant women?

    And isn't too much Vitamin A linked to birth defects?

    Am I correct that this seems unsafe?


    Tom Hale Ph.D.
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    Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 03:44 pm:

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    Dianne:

    Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of data on the transfer of vitamin A into human milk, although we have numerous papers noting that human milk generally contains 1-2 IU/cc. A dose of 5000 units per day is the maximum recommended for adults, other than for the treatment of various syndromes. A dose of 25,000 units per days would simply be too much for other than therapeutic purposes.

    You are correct, doses as high as 25,000 IU/day have been noted to increase the risk of fetal defects.

    Moderation with Vitamin A is really important, most importantly when you are pregnant and breastfeeding.

    Tom Hale Ph.D.

    also found this - he doesnt seem to be a huge fan of it's efficacy.
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    Default Re: Safe to use Airborne Effervescent Health Formula/Tablets when breastfeeding?

    I asked my local pharmacist about Airborne and he suggested that I do not use it. There are many herbs and minerals in it that have not yet been studied in its affect on infants. Instead he said all I need to keep my immune system up and strong is a Vitamin C tablet taken with Zinc once a day. Neither of these are harmful to your infant but will help boost your immune system.

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