My doctor knows I'm nursing still. She said it was fine to breastfeed while on prozac. But when I get my prescription bottle, the pharmacist puts a label on it saying do not breastfeed. I'm seriously confused. My ds is 13 months and I want to nurse him until he is 2. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now and there is no change in his behavior or bowel movements. Are there any kind of effects, long or short term that I should be aware of? I was soooo depressed before, crying every day, barely had control of my temper, and unable to move at times. All this has been negated by the Prozac and I'm grateful for it. Does anyone know if this will hurt my toddler at all?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Kids' Health
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 3:28 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Would you crush a pill and feed it to him in little bits over a long period of time? If the answer is no, then don't take it or stop breastfeeding. They don't know if anti-depressants are safe while breastfeeding because there haven't been long term studies done on it.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 4:21 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:10 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
I would never take it and breastfeed, they simply do not know the effects it will have on the baby and im not willing to take a chance on my childs health like that. There are SO many things that can make a person feel depressed, so many lifestyle changes you can make that make a huge difference in how a person feels both on the inside and outside, I would exhaust any and ALL natural methods of treating my depression before even considering going on an antidepressant pill.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Next question in Kids' Health
DOES ANYONE HAVE A CHILD WITH MILD CEREBRAL PALSY?