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Can I take Skin Friend while I'm pregnant or breast feeding?

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding treatment

Can I take Skin Friend while I'm pregnant or breast feeding?

Q: "I have severe eczema and I'm breastfeeding. Is it okay to take the Skin Friend supplements while I'm breastfeeding?" During breast feeding, your body has increased nutritional requirements in order to nourish both your baby and yourself. So taking extra vitamins and minerals can be an important part of your routine. Calcium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin C and a range of B vitamins are especially important during this time. Nutritionist Karen Fischer often prescribes Skin Friend (Skin Friend AM and Calcium Matrix PM) to her patients who are breast feeding. During a consultation Karen checks if the mother is taking any...

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Cradle Cap Natural Remedies

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Cradle Cap Natural Remedies

Children who have eczema or a family history of eczema are highly susceptible to developing cradle cap, which is a form of scalp dermatitis also known as childhood seborrhoeic eczema. It’s not caused by poor hygiene and it’s not contagious. What occurs is the sebaceous glands in the infant’s skin become inflamed and produce excess oil. The oil traps the skin as it sheds and forms thick yellow crusts (or a "cap") on the scalp. It can appear quite suddenly between two to six months of age. Cradle cap predominantly affects babies during their first few months of life however if untreated...

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