- Reducing Saturated Fats
Herbs and Supplements to Use Only With Caution
- Many natural treatments are potentially unsafe for use by nursing mothers. See the discussion at the end of this article.
Promoting Milk Supply
Preventing Eczema and Other Allergic Conditions in Children
General Nutritional Support
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/18/2014 -