I haven't had my baby yet, but my doctor put me on lexapro for my depression. I was reading on the bottle that to ask your doctor if your going to breastfeed. I know that whatever I eat or drink can get passed to him. So can I still do it?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:49 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by ColleenF30 at 9:43 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Ummm I just looked up lexapro in pregnancy. Please read beginning on page 12 where pregnancy is mentioned.
Excerpt: (page 13) Neonates exposed to LEXAPRO and other SSRIs or SNRIs, late in the third trimester have
developed complications requiring prolonged hospitalization, respiratory support, and tube
feeding. Such complications can arise immediately upon delivery. Reported clinical findings
have included respiratory distress, cyanosis, apnea, seizures, temperature instability, feeding
difficulty, vomiting, hypoglycemia, hypotonia, hypertonia, hyperreflexia, tremor, jitteriness,
irritability, and constant crying.
Answer by ColleenF30 at 9:50 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:08 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
Answer by hillmom at 10:56 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
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