.I once read that if we take melatonin on an ongoing basis, our brains will stop producing it for us... The article recommended infrequent use for children and young people. Frequent use for elderly was ok. As I read through this web site, it seems that this no longer a concern.

Along with this, I work with new families with infants. Many go through the period of crying for no apparent reason which is difficult for parents, especially if no one is sleeping much, and mom develops post partum depression. One mom asked about giving melatonin to her 4 month old baby. Of course I would not make a recommendation as I am not a doctor, but I would refer her to the doctor for more info. I am just wondering if melatonin is safe for babies.

Thank you!