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Are any anti-depressants safe to take while nursing?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Apr. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It depends on what you are taking... it should probably say on your bottle too. But call your doctor to be sure.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:35 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • I was on Zoloft at the end of my last pregnancy and during the time I nursed my baby. My baby is healthy and happy so it did not harm him in the womb or through my breastmilk.
    mamofive

    Answer by mamofive at 9:39 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Zoloft is the antidepressant of choice for nursing moms (very little gets into the milk, and the amount in baby's blood is so small they can't even detect it), Paxil is next. Most SSRIs are safe to take while breastfeeding.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:06 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Most are great.  Check Hale's.  There is a group on here that has access to it.

    apexmommy

    Answer by apexmommy at 10:24 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Zoloft
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 10:43 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Yes, many are.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:38 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

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