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Goji and Breastfeeding

Since no research has been done on breastfeeding and goji, it is not known whether the product is safe for breastfeeding women or their infants. Some sources claim that goji is a "wonder food" that may provide numerous benefits, while others believe that it may be unsafe. Before consuming goji, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about the benefits and potential risks.

An Introduction to Goji and Breastfeeding

It is not clear if goji is safe for use while breastfeeding. Therefore, it is a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before consuming these products if you are breastfeeding.
 

Can I Breastfeed While Taking Goji?

No research has been done to see if goji is safe for breastfeeding women or their infants. Some sources warn that breastfeeding women should avoid this product until more information is available. Other sources list goji among the "wonder foods" that every breastfeeding woman should consume freely. There does not seem to be much support for either position.
 
If a breastfeeding woman chooses to take a goji supplement, it is extremely important that she choose a high-quality supplement from a trustworthy manufacturer. Goji is regulated as a food or dietary supplement, not a medication, and is, therefore, subject to more relaxed rules and regulations.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Goji and Breastfeeding

It's best to discuss breastfeeding and goji with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about goji and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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