New nursing mothers are very skeptical about what they ingest and for very good reason. According to the NCBI, lead, mercury and arsenic can find its way into a mothers breast milk throughout the environment through bioaccumulation. Generations before have spread misinformation about what to ingest and what not to ingest. One question that has very little research is, "can I consume psilocybin while I am breastfeeding?" The short answer to this question is that there is not enough research and published data around this question. Before we investigate a bit further, we must disclose that it is always best to ask a medical professional directly and not seek medical information online. Please consult with a trusted Ob-gyn or pediatrician before ingesting anything questionable while breast feeding.
According to National Library of Medicine "Magic mushrooms have not been studied for use during breastfeeding." When there are no studies, it is not in good practice to provide definitive answers around medically sensitive questions. In the same medical resource, many questions around fertility (both male and female), birth defects, learning or behavior, all result with the same conclusion. There simply is not enough research. The answer is inconclusive.
Anecdotal evidence is not trusted medical science. Chances are if you ask another open minded free spirited friend their thoughts on breastfeeding and psilocybin interactions they might say its harmless. Any medical concern involving a nursing newborn should never rely on anecdotal evidence. If you need a refresher Merriam-Webster dictionary defines anecdotal as "evidence in the form of stories that people tell about what has happened to them". What may work best for you may not work best for others.
Psilocybin and Potential Birth Defects?
Birth defects may impact roughly 3% of all newborns. Again, there are no studies regarding birth defects and a mothers use of psilocybin mushrooms or substances. The National Library of Medicine study does reference a single animal study where observers noticed zero birth defects. A single animal study is not nearly enough data to make any kind of knowledgeable extrapolation about psilocybin and new born interactions.
Why Might Mothers Want To Ingest Psilocybin While Pregnant?
For many pregnant women, pregnancy can be mentally and physically stressful. Microdosing psilocybin or ingesting a small amount anywhere from .01-.02 grams has been shown to help aid in stress. This is why some mothers may want to microdose during stressful moments.
Historically some indigenous communities throughout South America like Peru, have consumed psychedelics while pregnant. It is believed that psychedelics can strengthen the connection between mother and child, however there is no evidence to support that. Please take into account the consumption of ayahuasca has been administered by a Shaman and has withstood the test of time. We do not recommend anyone go against the advice of their medical doctors to ingest psilocybin for spiritual gain.
Due to the lack of evidence out there we advise not taking psilocybin while pregnant unless more studies are published and you receive guidance from your medical doctor. This article recently published from Colorado Public Radio has stated that mothers are pretty much experimenting on themselves.
Unfortunately the answer is inconclusive. We remind you to please listen to professional medical staff. Here at Microdosers we do not sell or promote the use of any illicit substance. Our goal is to provide some information for those who are curious about micro-dosing psilocybin.