Brandi - posted on 10/22/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
I was placed on Lamotrigine for several reasons, but told I would have to stop breastfeeding completely. After a week and a half on it, I recieved a call from my local Lactation Consultant asking if I was still bf. I told her about being on the Lamotrigine and she did some digging. It's an L3 drug and in the book she was referencing (Medications an Mothers' Milk 2008) she said there was very minimal risk. She sent me the paperwork and... Well it gives me no reason not to stop. I did call my pediatrician as asked her opinion and she said she wouldn't risk it, and that stopping breastfeeding my son now shouldn't be an issue since he can drink whole milk. I almost got the impression that she wasn't impressed that I was still breastfeeding.
I was wondering if anyone else had any opinions? It tears me up inside that I'm not still breastfeeding. I really would like to continue but I'm unsure.