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Before taking phosphatidylserine, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about any potential risks. It is not known whether phosphatidylserine supplements would have any negative effects on nursing infants, so it is generally recommended to avoid using the supplement while breastfeeding until more information is available. It is important to know that phosphatidylserine supplementation has not been shown to be beneficial for breastfeeding women.

Can I Take Phosphatidylserine While Breastfeeding?

It is not known if phosphatidylserine supplements are safe for use in breastfeeding women. You should check with your healthcare provider before taking phosphatidylserine if you are breastfeeding a child, since there may be potential risks from taking phosphatidylserine while breastfeeding.
 
Phosphatidylserine is a naturally occurring molecule that is found throughout the human body. However, this should not be interpreted to mean that it is automatically safe for breastfeeding women to take phosphatidylserine supplements (after all, many substances naturally found in the human body can be toxic at high doses). It is not known if phosphatidylserine supplements would have any negative effects on breastfed infants. Until more is known, it is probably a good idea to avoid phosphatidylserine supplements while breastfeeding, just to be safe. A normal intake of phosphatidylserine through food is considered to be safe for breastfeeding women.
 
It should be noted that phosphatidylserine supplementation has not been shown to be beneficial for breastfeeding women (for any use).
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Phosphatidylserine and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about phosphatidylserine and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about phosphatidylserine and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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