Breastfeeding mothers should take extra care of their diet. Usually, they ask questions before eating something. It is very appropriate to pay attention to your diet when breastfeeding your child because your diet is affecting the baby’s growth. Then, is it possible for breastfeeding mothers to use kratom? Let’s discuss this important topic.
Some mothers who are breastfeeding their children tend to use kratom because it has been used during pregnancy and before pregnancy and they continue to use it. Meanwhile, other people may experience postpartum stress and depression, and to overcome this they use kratom.
Women who suffer from Sheehan’s syndrome (pituitary gland ischemia due to blood loss during childbirth, which causes hypopituitarism i.e. mood swings) can also take kratom.
Different women have different reasons; The main question is, is it safe to consume kratom for nursing mothers?
Using Kratom in Breastfeeding
Based on the kratom alkaloid chemistry, one might expect a few percent transfers of Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine to the child.
However, the extent of the effects of kratom consumption on children is not yet known. Little or no research has been conducted on the safety of using kratom during breastfeeding. Therefore, it is advisable not to use kratom during breastfeeding.
The fact that is of major concern is that kratom and its products are not regulated by the FDA or DEA so that these products can be contaminated or tainted so the use of kratom should be avoided during breastfeeding. Mothers who use kratom while breastfeeding is encouraged to discuss this issue with their doctor and gradually wean the kratom off.
According to a user on Reddit, she has been using kratom during her pregnancy and breastfeeding. Her baby was healthy like other babies and she recovered very quickly from her C-section. However, most of the users are concerned about the use of kratom during breastfeeding so they provide various suggestions.
A user suggests pumping the milk before taking kratom so that the milk does not contain kratom and then pumping it again after 20 hours after the kratom is removed from the body. There should be research on whether the alkaloid content of kratom affects breast milk.
There may be no problem using kratom while breastfeeding. But we are not sure about the effects of kratom on a growing baby, we are not sure if it can slow down your child’s growth or make him addicted and crave for it. Therefore, it is advisable not to consume kratom while you are breastfeeding a child because it can cause some negative effects out of control.