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Although it is not known if curcumin supplements are safe while breastfeeding, curcumin that is consumed in normal amounts through dietary means is probably safe. However, just because curcumin is a "natural" product, it does not automatically mean that it is safe. Because no research has been done on curcumin and breastfeeding, it is unclear if curcumin passes through breast milk or if it would cause any problems.
Curcumin and Breastfeeding: An OverviewCurcumin is an herbal remedy that is used for a variety of different purposes. It is the main medicinal component of turmeric (a spice commonly used in Indian cooking). At this time, it is not known if it is safe for women who are breastfeeding to take curcumin.
Curcumin and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?There is no reason to believe that curcumin is either safe or unsafe for women who are breastfeeding. It has never been studied in breastfeeding women, and it is not known if the active components of curcumin pass through breast milk or if this would cause any problems in a nursing infant. It is assumed that consuming turmeric through dietary means is safe for breastfeeding women. However, it is not known if taking turmeric or curcumin medicinally is also safe.
It should be noted that just because curcumin is "natural," it does not automatically mean that it is safe. Many toxins and poisons are also natural.