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Vitamin C intake while breastfeeding

Post Number:#1  Post by f40 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:24 am

Hey Guys,

My wife is about to give birth to our first child.

She has been on approx 7 grams of Ascorbic Acid a day along with a bunch of other vitamins / minerals throughout the pregnancy.

The most noticeable of which is the 5-MTHF. We found out she has the genetic mutation where her body does not convert folate adequately. The health benefits to taking this supplement have been massive to say the least.

Anyway, my main question is regarding Vitamin C intake while breast feeding. I was thinking of upping her dose to approx 10 grams per day whilst breast feeding as she has not hit bowel tolerance and 10 grams sounds like a nice round number :)

Whats everyones thoughts on this? Is there anything in particular for us to consider?

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Re: Vitamin C intake while breastfeeding

Post Number:#2  Post by tjohnson_nb » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:19 pm

That sounds good. While breastfeeding ti is possible to give the baby bowel tolerance doses if mom takes enough so just watch for that.
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Post Number:#3  Post by ofonorow » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:17 pm

My wife usually has a low bowel tolerance (compared to mine) and she was able to easily take 10 grams during pregnancy and lactation.
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Post Number:#4  Post by f40 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:12 pm

Thanks for the comments

We will stick to the 10g per day for the moment and see how she goes.

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Post Number:#5  Post by f40 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:52 am

I just thought I would give everyone an update.

We have a healthy baby boy. :D

The doctors were all surprised at how short my wifes labor was. From when we entered the hospital to when our son was born was 4 hours. When they first checked her she was already 8cm dilated. She had no pain relief except for the gas. Overall things went very smoothly.

Apart from the assortment of supplements and C she was on she was eating 4 dates a day for the last two months of the pregnancy. Dates apparently reduce the duration of labor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21280989

She has continued on with the 10grams of C a day and our son is healthy and putting on a good amount of weight.

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Post Number:#6  Post by ofonorow » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:11 am

Great news. Thank you for the report and congratulations! He has very good parents.
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Re: Vitamin C intake while breastfeeding

Post Number:#7  Post by f40 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 pm

I thought I would give everyone an update as my son is about 15 months old now.

My wife has continued taking between 10-15g of Vitamin C daily and my son is still breastfed.

As I mentioned above he is 15 months old and has NEVER had a runny nose, fever, cough or cold.

Within our circle of family / friends this seems to be incredibly uncommon. A lot of kids have already had antibiotics before 12 months of age.
Some might think he hasn't been sick due to isolation. This is not true, we have traveled overseas and spend 6 weeks in Singapore travelling on public transport, planes, etc. He also goes to playgroup, swimming lessons, etc.

From my perspective I put his health down to 4 main things in no particular order.

1. He is fully unvaccinated.
2. Breasfeeding
3. Mums high dose Vitamin C
4. We try to feed food that is as clean as possible. He has not had any soda or candy or actually any sugar.

During the same period my wife has also been incredibly well. I can't recall her been sick since before my son was born.

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Post Number:#8  Post by zarfas » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:00 pm

f40 wrote:I He has not had any soda or candy or actually any sugar.n.

kids need caloriess to grow

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Post Number:#9  Post by f40 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:05 pm

zarfas wrote:
f40 wrote:I He has not had any soda or candy or actually any sugar.n.

kids need caloriess to grow


Maybe you misunderstood. What i mean by sugar is the sugar found in candy, sweets, chocolate, etc.. NOT the natural sugars found in fruits / vegetables.

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Post Number:#10  Post by zarfas » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:11 am

f40 wrote:
zarfas wrote:
f40 wrote:I He has not had any soda or candy or actually any sugar.n.

kids need caloriess to grow


Maybe you misunderstood. What i mean by sugar is the sugar found in candy, sweets, chocolate, etc.. NOT the natural sugars found in fruits / vegetables.


so sugar in candy isnt really sugar?
monosaccharides---=glucose, fructose, galactose
oligosaccharides --longer chains(2-10 carbons long)
polysaccharides(longest chains)

so "candy" gives sugar/carbs that are the DEVIL and super unhealthy?

why is that? and what exactlyis wrong with candy? you mean cause SOME candy is just empty calories and "natural" sugar(which is the same thing) has vitamins/minerals?
like a jolly rancher vs handful of grapes?
so its not the SUGAR that is the issue, but empty calories(no nutrition content)
right?
or is the sugar somehow different?
please let me know.


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