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depression and breastfeeding ? Update

Anonymous
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I wanted to ask in the bfing group however i dont want everyone to know im suffering from depression.. Are there any meds for depression that are safe to take while breastfeeding ?


I just want to give a big thank you to the ladies of this group who did not judge me and reached out to help me . I did go and see my dr and i have been put on meds to help with depression and ive also had lab work to check out my hormones and make sure it isnt them .

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:38 PM
bump
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Bump im not sure
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Yup
ccnstanczak
by Gold Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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yes i think so.

hang on a sec let me look up lactmed.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Yes. Lots of meds are safe. Check Kellymom & search depression & Lactmed. The breastfeeding group has several members with PPD & they know A LOT about the meds that are safe. I see stuff posted there a lot about it. You can also search the group for PPD or depression & find out what other breastfeeding moms are taking.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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Ask your Dr, I hope there are because it is important to breastfeed, however if you are depressed think which is better.  I had post pardum depression, if I had clarity when I had it, I would think a happy mamma was better then breast milk.  Just my Opinion. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM
thank you .. i never thought of doing that !

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. Lots of meds are safe. Check Kellymom & search depression & Lactmed. The breastfeeding group has several members with PPD & they know A LOT about the meds that are safe. I see stuff posted there a lot about it. You can also search the group for PPD or depression & find out what other breastfeeding moms are taking.

Aslen
by Ruby Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Zoloft is one
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM
i have no other options of feeding my child other than bfing :( for health reasons .

Quoting Anonymous:

Ask your Dr, I hope there are because it is important to breastfeed, however if you are depressed think which is better.  I had post pardum depression, if I had clarity when I had it, I would think a happy mamma was better then breast milk.  Just my Opinion. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM
what is lactmed ?

Quoting ccnstanczak:

yes i think so.

hang on a sec let me look up lactmed.

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