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Chaga while nursing

 
Gillian Tapelt
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Has anyone had any experience or know of anyone who has had chaga tea/infusion while nursing? I have a 3 month old son, and my husband and I just foraged some and I want to get in on the benefits of the glorious fungus, too! None of either my instincts or material I have read about chaga have given me any indication it would not be safe, but it's better safe than sorry, as they say. Thanks!
 
dirk maes
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If you're breastfeeding, don't. You can dry the fungus for later use.
Be certain that its the fungus!! Check !!
Otherwise dry and consume in little portions, just incase of allergies.
 
M.K. Dorje Jr.
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Although I don't have direct experience with wildcrafting Chaga, I do know that this species has several confusing lookalikes. I agree with Dirk- be careful about the ID and be sure to dry some material for future study. Here is a link to a pair of articles about Chaga lookalikes in Fungi magazine:

http://www.fungimag.com/archives/v5n3_fall_2012.htm

This magazine also has an entire issue devoted to Chaga that would be well worth checking out for anyone interested in the healing properties of the species.

 
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