Greetings! Thank you so much for taking questions on this forum.
My question is- my DS is 17 months old and nurses about 3 or 4 times per 24 hour period (and we are not planning to wean at this time). I have still not gotten my first period yet. While I know that going without cycles for quite sometime is beneficial in many areas such as cancer, I am interested in getting my cycle back for a number of reasons at this time.
So, I have heard of vitex, and I was wondering if that would be something helpful to take, and safe while nursing, as well as the dose.
Also, as an aside- I know many women who have taken 500-1,500 mg per day of Tryptophan (because 5HtP isn't safe while nursing?) per day and 100-300mg of GABA per day for PPD while nursing. Although I am not taking these things, I am curious about these aminos while nursing?
I hope you don't mind me piggy backing your thread. I would also be interested in learning what aminos are safe while nursing to treat PPD. *subbing*
Life loving Mama, married to DH, Mama to DS1 , DS2 , missing our , and another boy born June!
Beginning cycling postpartum is as individual as each woman - some start again at 8 weeks after giving birth, and for others it takes 2 years or more. While I can not give specific medical advice on this website due to liability issues, I will say that in general, as a toddler gets older and nurses less frequently, supplements and medications in the milk are less of a concern than when baby is younger, smaller, and nursing more frequently. However, any herb or amino acid that has a hormonal or neurotransmitter affect may indeed transfer into the breastmilk and ultimately affect the nursing toddler. Working with a licensed naturopathic physician, holistic nurse practitioner, or midwife is the best way to insure that you and your child both receive the best care and health advice possible.
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