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Are vitamin B5 supplements safe for pregnant or nursing women?

It's possible for vitamin B5 supplements to be transferred to your fetus or baby through pregnancy or breast milk. It's perfectly safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women to eat foods with vitamin B5, but talk to your doctor before taking vitamin B5 supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding, to be sure that extra vitamin B5 is safe for you and your baby.

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