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Enzyte and Breastfeeding

No studies have been conducted on Enzyte and breastfeeding, but several of the active ingredients in the supplement may have effects on hormones or increase the risk of bleeding (which could cause problems in a nursing infant). The label on Enzyte products warns against using this herbal supplement while breastfeeding.

An Overview of Enzyte and Breastfeeding

Enzyte® is an herbal supplement that contains a number of different active ingredients. It is marketed as a "natural male enhancement" supplement and is not intended for use by women. The label of Enzyte warns that breastfeeding women should not use the product.

Is Enzyte Safe While Breastfeeding?

It is not known if many of the active ingredients are safe (or unsafe) for women who are breastfeeding. No studies have evaluated the safety of Enzyte (or several of the active ingredients) during breastfeeding. Several of the active ingredients in Enzyte may have effects on hormones or may increase the risk of bleeding, both of which could cause serious problems in a breastfed infant. Enzyte is not considered to be safe for breastfeeding women.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Enzyte and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about any medications or supplements you are considering taking while breastfeeding. 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, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about which medications and supplements are appropriate in your particular situation.
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