|Unfortunately, there are no data on the transfer of exogenously supplied LTP or 5-HTP into human milk. For instance, it is not apparently known if high maternal plasma levels would produce high milk levels. While it is true human milk contains higher levels of LTP, presumably to stimulate serotonin levels in the infant's CNS, it is not known if high maternal doses would likewise produce high milk levels. Because the infant's neurologic development is incredibly sensitive to serotonin levels, and because we do not know if supplementation with LTP or 5-HTP could produce high milk levels leading to overdose in the infant, this author does not recommend the use of L-tryptophan or 5-HTP supplementation in breastfeeding mothers until we know corresponding milk levels.
He also states, in another place on his website:
|the amino acid content in milk is pretty well controlled by the breast. But this would only be true for a normal doseage, not super high doses.
I don't know what to do - since I was responding well to it. I also found info about other amino acids, but he gives conflicting responses as to safety. Someone help me reason through this! I mean, wouldn't it also be a problem if my amino acids were too low? I know my serotonin isn't high enough, since the 5-HTP provides such ready relief. Where can I get reliable
amino acid testing?
Oh, and I also found info online about 5-HTP suppressing prolactin, which obviously would suppress milk supply. Anyone else found this?