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#1 of 3 Old 02-28-2013, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
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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.


It contains:


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

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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. 

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13yo ds   10yo dd  8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds  
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Fresh air, sunshine and exercise all help. Cherry juice, if you are having difficulty sleeping.
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