Since my health declined while breastfeeding NOT taking iodine, then I would definitely TAKE Iodine while breastfeeding.
That's me. I can only speak for myself. But if had it to do all over again I would definitely take iodine.
I don't care WHAT the shitecoats, er, I mean, whitecoats, would say.
BTW, I LOVE your avatar! I don't need to see his wittew face to want to wuv hyim and cuddew hyim and skweeze hyim. (No, I didn't talk that way with my own, but your baby is not mine, so it's ok for ME to talk that way - LOL).
Where was I?
iodine is necessary - PERIOD
I personally got the "gut" feeling that one a day is great, but again, I'm not you. Your baby will get exactly what he needs from you as long as it's in your body to give. The body is quite intelligent that way.