Infant’s Infection Spurs Experts to Warn Against Placenta Pills

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New mothers should not take pills made from their placenta, experts warn.

The caution comes after a strep infection in an infant in Portland, Oregon last fall was linked to such capsules, the Associated Press reported.

The case was assessed by a group of doctors and health officials. Their findings and warning were released Thursday.

The practice of eating the placenta after birth has become more popular in the last decade because some believe it can help with postpartrum depression, breast milk production and energy levels, according to the AP.

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