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CoQ10 and Breastfeeding

It is not known whether CoQ10 is safe or unsafe for women who are breastfeeding and their nursing infants, so it's a good idea to avoid CoQ10, unless your healthcare provider specifically recommends taking it for a medical condition. In some situations, such as a documented CoQ10 deficiency, a healthcare provider may recommend taking CoQ10 while breastfeeding.

CoQ10 and Breastfeeding: An Overview

CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is a dietary supplement that is used for a variety of different purposes. At this time, it is not known if it is safe for breastfeeding women to take CoQ10.

CoQ10 While Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

There is no reason to believe that CoQ10 is either safe or unsafe for breastfeeding women. It has never been studied in women who are breastfeeding, and it is not known if CoQ10 could cause any problems in a nursing infant.
Even though CoQ10 is a substance that is naturally produced by the human body, it does not automatically mean that it is safe for use during breastfeeding. Until more information is available, it may be a good idea to avoid CoQ10 supplements if you are breastfeeding, unless your healthcare provider recommends that you take it for a specific medical reason, such as a documented CoQ10 deficiency.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About CoQ10 and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about CoQ10 and 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, the two of you can make a shared decision about CoQ10 and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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