This is a very frequently asked question: is TRS safe while breastfeeding, during conception, pregnancy and for newborns and infants?
YES! This has been proven over and over again through many studies. In fact, the FDA has given it GRAS status: Generally Recognized As Safe. If this was not safe, TRS would not have been given this status.
Here is a one-minute clip of Dr. Holdford, the developer of TRS, answering that question:
Why TRS is safe to use while BFing
The way TRS works is it encapsulates toxins and carries them out “caged” so they are then harmless and inert. They leave through urine, bowels, and sweat and do not accumulate or stay in the body.
The zeolites do NOT travel through breastmilk. But if they did, the toxins could not harm because they are permanently encapsulated with zero chance of escape. Zero.
The science shows that it is very safe to breastfeed while using TRS. In fact, zeolites are used widely in the dairy industry to “clean up” the milk. Plus improvements are seen in both the hygiene and quality of the milk along with improved health of the nurslings.
There are many moms in our group who are nursing and using TRS, and mom and babies are all thriving. If you are giving TRS to your baby, he is double protected.
Studies on zeolites and nursing mammals
There are no human studies, these are not allowed. Zeolites have been studies on so many animals though and used as a toxin removal/clean up agent for decades.
Improved fat percentages in milk + improved milk hygiene https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19254146/
No adverse long term effects https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16997998/
Reduced concentrations of aflatoxins in milk https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27413536/
Long term supplementation of zeolites lead to improved reproductive performance and health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12002638/
Is TRS safe while breastfeeding? I agree with Dr. Holdford: yes! I would not hesitate to breastfeed while using TRS.