Valerian to nursing mother; will not hurt the baby?
Nursing mothers are contraindicated most drugs, because through milk (with GV) they enter the body of a baby, who has a small dose for severe poisoning. However, postpartum stress and anxiety sometimes leave her with no choice and she must take a calming, more often valerian. Therefore, a natural question arises – is not it dangerous to breastfeed during breastfeeding?
The hormonal splash that affects a woman during the entire pregnancy does not subside even after childbirth. Unfortunately, all mothers to some extent worry about the child and his health. Valerian preparations are the most safe and effective remedy for stressful situations in pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.
It is prescribed in tablets – so you can observe the exact dosage. Although valerian has practically no side effects, it is better to be careful.
Valerian is indispensable for sleep disorders, nervous states, headaches, depression. In addition, valerian preparations can serve as an antispasmodic for problems with the intestines.
Valerian is a herbal medicine and there is an opinion that it can be prescribed to anyone without the supervision and advice of a doctor. However, this is not the case – valerian easily penetrates through the milk of the nursing mother to her baby and influences him. Therefore valerian with breastfeeding is also a medicine and it must be remembered.
But before you give up valerian, take into account and negative factors, because you will not be able to solve your problem – do not get enough sleep, do not calm down, your head will be ill. A fresh, rested and cheerful mother for a child is the most important thing.
Possible reactions to the use of valerian in breastfeeding
Whatever it was – valerian influences both the mother and the baby, so before the use is still necessary consultation of the therapist and the pediatrician.
Some of the effects of taking valerian can be negative:
- Despite the fact that valerian is a herbal remedy, an allergy to it also happens. Such consequences occur when the dosage is much higher than the permissible standards.
- Often the effect is exactly the opposite – the kids are overexcited, their sleep is broken. Constant admission of valerian in a newborn can lead to constipation.
- Lethargy is also a frequent reaction of a baby to a valerian. A long sleep, a reluctant breast sucking – all this should alert the young mother.
- There is also a myth that taking a valerian drug reduces the production of milk. However, one should know that stress, nervousness, lack of sleep are the main enemies of reduced lactation. And the myth will remain a myth. (about lactation)