I would like to get some support with my mood ( depression/anxiety/irritability) and looking for something other than conventional pharmaceuticals. I came across a supplement called "Joy" from Organic India. I know the brand is reputable, and of course it says not to take while breastfeeding, but so do most supplements. I am wondering if it would be OK to take while breastfeeding. I do not know a healthcare practicitioner around here who is familiar with this kinds of herbs and I was wondering if anyone else has already investigated this.
Bacopa/Brahmi whole herb 202 mg (Bacopa monnieri)
Centella/Brahmi/Gotu Kola 45 mg (Centella asiatica)
Shankpushpi/Bindweed 30 mg (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
Ashwagandha/Wintercherry 23 mg (Withania somnifera)
Also, if anyone has any other supplement ideas for mood that are compatible with breastfeeding I would greatly appreciate them. I am already taking fish oil, magnesium, cod liver oil, vitamin D, vitamin B, and Holy Basil.
DD 12/07 DS 9/10
I'm not familiar with the supplement you listed, but I do know that St. John's Wort is safe to take while breastfeeding.
Also, if you're able, I would highly recommend counseling alongside behavioral/lifestyle changes.
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds 10yo dd 8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds