Has anyone ever been on an antidepressant while breastfeeding....if so did you notice if your baby got affected by this medication in any way and what was the name was the antidepressant? Oh and did the medicine make you a lot gain weight? I'm a bit nervous about taking Zoloft, my Dr. prescribed it for me but I still have doubts on taking it even though she said it would be fine to take while breastfeeding. Your thoughts & comments are appreciated!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Apr. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Apr. 9, 2010
Antidepressants are not contraindicated for breastfeediing mothers. Zoloft is considered the safest for breastfeeding mothers.
The Anon. mother's baby had birth defects. Birth defects happen when a woman is pregnant.
Sometime women have to be on meds when they are breastfeeding. I developed several very bad medical conditions while I was pregnant with my youngest son and was diagnosed with cancer when he was 6 weeks old. I was often on 10 meds at a time and I breastfed him way beyond a year. The benefits of breastfeeding still outweighed the risks of formula.
Answer by Gailll at 3:44 PM on Apr. 9, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:53 PM on Apr. 9, 2010
Actually, not all drugs you take are in your breastmilk.Â Milk glands are modified sweat glands and the milk is made in the gland. Not all drugs are in the milk.
I found some info an a website that is considered by most to be the best breastfeeding website. Make sure you go all the way down and read what Dr. Hale says. He is THE expert on drugs and human milk. Dr. Green is not a breastfeeding expert.
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