What kind of sedative you can drink while breastfeeding: are "Glycine", "Motherwort" and "Persen" allowed for breastfeeding mother?

Contents of

  • 1. Which sedative to choose?
    • 1.1. Motherwort
    • 1.2. "Novo-Passit"
    • 1.3. "Persen"
    • 1.4. Valerian
    • 1.5. Glycine
    • 1.6. Homeopathic remedies
    • 1.7. Tenoten

During the period of breastfeeding it is extremely important to maintain a healthy mental and emotional state of a woman. As a result of stress in the body, the amount of adrenaline - a hormone produced in the adrenal glands - increases. Adrenaline muffles the action of the hormone oxytocin, which is responsible for producing enough breast milk. A decrease in the level of oxytocin affects the reduction of milk in the mammary glands, and this again causes stress, the problem is further exacerbated.

Such a vicious circle requires medical intervention. At the same time, every woman asks how harmless are the sedatives for nursing mothers. Your attention will be offered a list of the most popular and safe sedatives, which are not contraindicated for use during breastfeedi

ng. Also, we will show you how to help yourself and get rid of stress without resorting to medication.

Stress in nursing Stress in a nursing mother is not a harmless condition. Milk production can be significantly reduced by raising the adrenaline and a number of other hormones

in the blood. Which sedative should I choose?

It is highly recommended to visit a doctor before taking even the most harmless remedy on a natural basis. Among the young nursing mothers, the following drugs received the greatest love:

  • motherwort;
  • valerian;
  • phytocomplex "Persen";
  • a preparation on a vegetative basis "Novo-Passit";
  • glycine;
  • various homeopathic remedies.


The famous "Motherwort" is made from the extract of the motherwort plant. The drug perfectly copes with the task of relaxing the cardiovascular system, although its action is not lightning fast. A noticeable effect will be visible at least after 2 weeks of admission. There are no side effects in "Motherwort", except for possible allergic manifestations.

Studying the international classifier of medicines, you will not find in it "Motherwort", therefore, there were not any significant studies on the penetration of the drug into breast milk or calming effect on the baby. When deciding to use "Motherwort" when breastfeeding, consider that you need to do this with caution. Begin with minimal doses and give up regular use. When choosing the form of the release, preference should be given to the tablets, since the infusions contain alcohol, and it has the property of reducing lactation.

Motherwort in tablets Breastfeeding mother should avoid using alcohol-containing drugs, and they include all soothing drops. The tablet form is more convenient and safe during this period.

In rare cases, the doctor may prescribe a "Shesterwick-forte" reception, the soothing effect of which is more significant, although according to the instructions it is not possible to apply it during the GW period.


The preparation on a plant basis has seven medicinal herbs: lemon balm, valerian, hops, passionflower, hawthorn, elderberry and St. John's Wort. Having studied the instructions to the remedy, we see that it is forbidden to take it during breastfeeding. There is no data on the soothing "Novo-Passit" in the mother's milk.

Natalia Razakhatskaya, a consultant for HB, recommends using Novopassit very carefully, so in general, during lactation, one should not get involved in "dubious weeds".When choosing this drug, take it in small doses and do not drink on a regular basis.


The soothing phytocomplex "Persen" includes in its composition the following components: extracts of valerian, peppermint and lemon balm.

"Персен" "Persen", as stated on the package, calms, but the nursing mother is not suitable because of the mint content that can inhibit the lactation of
In the instructions of the popular "Persen" we see that the drug is not suitable for use in the period of breastfeeding. There are unconfirmed reports that peppermint has a negative effect on the production of milk.


Valerian is used as a sedative for a long time. The main component is the stems and roots of valerian officinalis( another name is "cat grass").For the most nursing woman, the remedy is absolutely harmless, but no studies have been conducted about its effect on the baby.

Having looked in the web-directory of E-Lactancia, we find information that the extract of valerian is a remedy that does not have a confirmed positive effect on the human body. Thomas Hale in his handbook "Medicines and Milk of the Mother" indicates that valerian can be consumed during the lactation period, but with caution. Harmless will be a dose of 9 ml as a tincture and 2 g in dry form or 2 tablets. If these restrictions are not observed, the opposite effect can be obtained in the form of insomnia, anxiety and nervousness. Mom, who started taking the drug, should closely monitor the condition of the child at first.

Valerian in tablets Valeriyanu can be called the most popular and affordable means to reduce anxiety. Unfortunately, there is no data in the medical manuals on the effect of the drug on an infant, although it is not prohibited when lactating.


Glycine is an amino acid found in proteins, i.e. For man it is absolutely natural substance. Applied glycine for a variety of medical purposes:

  • helps to establish sleep;
  • relieves fatigue and fatigue;
  • eliminates nervousness;
  • helps the brain work;
  • improves metabolism.
Doctors, including Dr. Komarovsky, and specialists in GV indicate the possibility of using glycine during the lactation period. A small percentage of the substance enters the baby's body, but it will be absolutely harmless. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before taking this medication.

Homeopathic remedies

Adherents of homeopathic treatment can take sedatives with Valerianahel and Nervochel. In pharmacies, they can be found in the form of drops and tablets. The latter form of release is more preferable, since alcohol is present in the drops. Substances in the composition of the products are labeled D4-D12, and this excludes the possibility of entering into the preparation of even a small fraction of medicinal herbs.

"It is possible to use this sedative in breastfeeding" - argue specialists in GB.No side effects were observed with the use of drugs. The main strength of the treatment is the belief of young mothers that this medicine will certainly help them. Improvement does indeed come, but only because of a strong belief in homeopathy.

The drug Nervochel Homeopathy continues to be a controversial science, but its tools help many. NERVOKEL can be used without any fear for nursing mothers.


Tablets for resorption Tenoten have a positive effect in neuroses, stress, irritability, nervous tension, psychosomatic diseases and memory impairment. Even taking into account the safe and effective action of the remedy, it is still better to abandon its use during the breastfeeding period, as there have been no studies on the influence of Tenoten on the baby in HBV and the fetus during pregnancy.

When deciding the question of what sedatives can be used during GW, a woman should carefully weigh everything. Be sure to review the instructions for the drug for information on compatibility with lactation. Herbal natural medicines are not listed in international medicinal guides, so there is no evidence of their effect on the child. The following concepts will work safely and effectively: attentive attitude of a woman to herself, help and support from the people close to her.


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