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Is silymarin safe during breastfeeding?

Silymarin, the active compound in milk thistle, is generally considered safe. However, very little is known about how it may affect a breastfeeding mom or nursing baby. Silymarin may have an effect on estrogen. The safest approach is to avoid silymarin if you are breastfeeding your baby.

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