Are there any sleep aids that are safe to take while breastfeeding?
I'm going a little bonkers. My 5 month old son, Jeffrey, has just begun to sleep through the night and now I've found that I can't. I wake up every 3 or 4 hours (gee, I wonder where that came from? ), and I can't get back to sleep for the life of me. I've gone through tons of things that are suposed to help you sleep - warm milk, bananas, baths, even counting sheep! (You think I'm kidding and I'm not...)
What I'd like to do is use an OTC to get my sleep cycle back, and then stop. I don't think I need anything long-term. But I haven't been able to find anything about OTC sleep aids and breastfeeding other than the vague general "talk to your doctor, may pass into breastmilk" warnings.
Any help would be greatly apreciated!