I was prescribed Ativan for my anxiety attacks, only when they get extremely severe. Has anyone else taken this while nursing? I read that it peaks in breastmilk 2 hours after you take it and that's when you should avoid nursing. I'm terrified to take it. Honestly would probably make my attack worse if I sit there and contemplate whether to take it or not.
I don't have many options left for managing my anxiety and breastfeeding. My mom really keeps pushing that I should go back on Cymbalta which is not approved for breastfeeding and formula feed her. But that is absolutely not going to happen until I've exhausted all my options. I just want whats best for my baby and I don't want any of this drug getting into her system. How can I safely do this?
Soo confused because some websites say "no special precautions are required" and others say that "it's recommended women stop breastfeeding while taking it"
My doctor/ob is on maternity leave and won't be back until mid-october and I had to see a different doctor so I really didn't get much explanation on how to go about this. Any help/advice is appreciated! Thank you!