# Could sodium in ethanol reduce amides to amines?

Strong reducing agents like $$\ce{LiAlH4}$$ can reduce amides to amines. Sodium in ethanol (as a source of protons) is also a very strong reducing agent. Could it be therefore used to, for example, turn formamide into methylamine?

The emphasized text is written in a slightly confusing language but nonetheless confirms that amides can be reduced to amines using $$\ce{Na/ROH}$$, otherwise known as Bouveault-Blanc reduction.