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Anyone with a copy of Hales handy? I'm considering taking St Johns Wart to help with a particularly bad season of SAD <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> (seasonal depression), but it seems I've heard that St Johns Wart isn't compatible with BF. Since my mind is somewhat befuddled lately I'm not sure if I realy heard that or not. Any thoughts?<br><br>
In case it helps to have this info when advising on the topic, I'm nursing a 2 year old, so not a tiny baby.<br><br>
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I don't have a copy, sorry ... but I've read that 5HTP is better for nursing mothers. Unfortunately it's a lot more expensive. If you do a search in Postpartum Depression you'll find lots of info on it.<br><br>
Good luck - I hope you find something which works for you.
 

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No Hales, but I did some pubmedding recently and got nowhere - I could find only rat research, and not much of that, so I'll be interested to hear, too.<br><br>
I suspect it won't be worth the risk - it's a pretty serious drug.<br><br>
(and FYI, it's spelt St John's Wort. Wort as in green plant)
 
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