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Are vitamin B6 supplements safe for pregnant or nursing women?

If you're pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is excreted in human milk. Appropriate supplementation of vitamin B6 is important during breastfeeding, and no problems have been found with supplementation of vitamin B6 to achieve the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). The American Academy of Pediatrics has considered the use of vitamin B6 compatible with breastfeeding.

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