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I have really terrible PMS, and I used to take a vitex tincture to help balance my hormones to ease it a bit. Now that I'm breastfeeding and my period has returned, I'm wondering if it's safe to take while nursing. Does anyone have any information? It's hard to weed things out on the internet! Thanks.

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"There are no clinical studies assessing the safety of vitex in children and pregnant women. Vitex is generally not recommended in
pregnancy due to its unknown effects on the pituitary. There is insufficient information on the safety of using vitex during nursing. However, analysis for breast milk revealed no changes in composition."


From www.longwoodherbal.org


Almost no herbs are recommended during nursing because no one will study the effects of herbs on nursing mothers, for obvious reasons. But vitex has been used to increase milk supply.

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