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Zoloft and Breastfeeding

I dont want any bashing, I need advice and if you cant give it or dont know then dont respond.

I just recently started taking zoloft for PPD, I am nursing and my baby is 3 months old. I feel like my milk supply is GONE and she seems to want to nurse round the clock. Is this a side effect? WIll my milk come back?

Oh and I KNOW she isnt getting enough since from 7pm last night till this morning at 6 there was not even enough pee in the diaper to make it squishy.


Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 AM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Health

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Answers (2)
  • There are so few studies done on pregnant and nursing women. It's hard to get data on this sort of thing. SSRIs can cause dehydration in some people. You may have to drink tons and tons of water to help your milk.

    Contact La Leche League. It may be best to use one of the nursing tube supplements that attaches to your breast. It'll keep you baby sucking while you supplement. You need the stimulation to keep your supply. That way baby eats and gets to comfort nurse, your breast continue to produce, and you both can adjust to the new medicine.

    This could be a temporary thing. A nursing supplement system might get you over a 3 day adjustment hump with no ill effects.

    Answer by ecodani at 8:29 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • This is what the supplement system looks like and some info on it


    Answer by ecodani at 8:31 AM on Mar. 1, 2010