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Breastfeeding and St. John's Wort?

Anyone know if it is safe to take while breastfeeding? I googled it and I am even more confused now.

I know, I know "ask my doctor". I will, but I am yet to come acrossed a Dr who actually knows anything about breastfeeding. Maybe it is the area I am in, or my health insurance, or just bad luck.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Apr. 15, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (3)
  • That was one of the herbs that LaLeche League had on their "no-no" list when I was breastfeeding my children many years ago. I assume that it still is.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:07 AM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • I'm pretty sure it's ok..I've heard kellymom.com has some herbal meds on it that goes with breastfeeding.
    SaraP1989

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 1:55 AM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/50001.php

    I'd avoid it if i were you. Just because it's 'herbal', doesn't mean it's safe. It's a drug, like any other.
    It interferes with birth control along with several other drugs.

    Can contribute to lethargy, colic, and drowsiness on infants when BF by mothers using it.
    Piskie

    Answer by Piskie at 6:44 AM on Apr. 16, 2010