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  • Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed): Vitamin B12 [BOOK]
    Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed). National Library of Medicine (US): Bethesda (MD)BOOK
  • Vitamin B12 is a normal component of human milk.[1] The recommended daily intake in lactating women is 2.8 mcg and for infants aged 6 months or less is 0.4 mcg.[2] Lactating mothers may need to supplement their diet to achieve the recommended daily intake or to correct a known deficiency. Low doses of vitamin B12 found in B complex or prenatal vitamins increase milk levels only slightly. Higher d…
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