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    Default Glucosamine?

    Anyone out there take this w/ or w/o chondroitin (sp) and have information about it?
    I can't seem to find much on its safety (and/or efficacy) with BFing... (even on my beloved Dr Hales site )

    I have to do something... I have issues with my knees and now with my ankles ever since DS was born... I think this pregnancy really took its tool on my body... and am not looking forward to the winter and I am afraid it will get worse as it usually does

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    Default Re: Glucosamine?

    I found several sources which talk about breastfeeding and glucosamine, although it appears they just don't know what the effects are, if any.

    KellyMom.com: Dr. Hale's text lists glucosamine as category L3 or "moderately safe" while breastfeeding. It is unlikely that the baby would receive an amount from breastfeeding that would be clinically significant. No pediatric concerns have been noted from breastmilk exposure. See his book for more information. http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vi...ml#Glucosamine

    MedlinePlus: Glucosamine is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to lack of scientific evidence. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/d...ucosamine.html

    MayoClinic.com: Glucosamine is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to lack of scientific evidence. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/glu...nt-glucosamine

    NursingCenter.com: Women who are breastfeeding and children should also avoid using glucosamine because its effects in those populations are unknown. http://www.nursingcenter.com/library...icle_ID=483250
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    Default Re: Glucosamine?

    does heat help? My mom uses thoose rice bags you heat in the microwave, that and a long soak in a hot tub in the morning before she gets moving for the day.

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    Default Re: Glucosamine?

    a long soak in a what!?!?! a long anything is not possible these days LOL

    though I love and appreciate the suggestion I think that will have to be put aside until DS is older...

    but heat usually doesn't help I wish I knew what would... pain meds dont help either thats why I figured it was more of a degenerative issue... the only doc I've been to about it just wanted to rx pain meds I wanna get to the source please!!! not just treat symptoms... sometimes I hate docs

    anyhow - I'll check out the links that were posted! thanks so much!
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