It is recommended to breastfeed exclusively for six months and then while introducing to other food sources extend it to twelve months. In this duration most mothers will need help of some sort of medication, It could be for short term like could and flue or it could be something chronic like Arthritis or Diabetes and here comes the question of safety of medication in use. In this post we will figure out what is Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid and whether its safe to use Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid while nursing or not.
What is Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid used for?
Brief: USES To relieve the symptoms of twitching.
Is Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
FDA does not regulate Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid. There is no credible study done on safety of Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid while breastfeeding, Same holds truth for almost all homeopathic medicines however homeopathic medicines go through a process called potentisation. In potentisation homeopathic preparation goes through repeated dilution and shaking. Homeopaths state that repeated dilution and shaking helps the body to heal naturally. Due to extreme dilution of active ingredients homeopathic medicines are mostly safe in breastfeeding, Hence we can consider Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid as safe to use while breastfeeding.. Below we have provided analysis of its active ingredients. Safety rating of ingredients holds truth for herbal product but may not apply for homeopathic diluted drugs.
What if I already have used Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid?
Due to high dilution of ingredients in homeopathic medicines they do not create much problem for baby. Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid is a homeopathic medicine and if your baby does not have any abnormal symptoms then there is nothing to worry about. Be careful with too much usage of ethanol based homeopathic medicines during breastfeeding.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid, is it safe?
Homeopathic medicines are usually safe in breastfeeding and if Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid has been recommended by doctor then there should be no concern about its usage in breastfeeding.
If I am using Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Hyoscyamus Niger Liquid in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week