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Are papaya supplements safe for pregnant or nursing women?

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  • Avoid high amounts of papaya seeds in women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant. High doses of papaya seed extract may result in abortion-inducing effects and disrupt fetal growth and development. In breastfeeding women, the use of papaya-containing nipple creams may be a potential risk factor for mastitis.

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