Nursing and taking antidepresants is it ok?

Moriah - posted on 04/14/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi everyone! I have a eight month old son and I am curently nursing him. It has come to my attention that I may need some antidepressants. So - am wondering if any of u moms out there are dealing with the same things and is it ok to take them and nurse?

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Lori - posted on 04/15/2012

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Many medications are OK to take while continuing to breastfeed. You can look up specific medications on LactMed. Or many IBCLC's keep a copy of the book Medications and Mothers Milk, and they can look up a specific medication for you. Sometimes you need to look up the actual drug name, rather than the brand name. And also, while it's a good idea to talk to your Dr about still breastfeeding, not all Dr's are supportive, and many will just suggest you wean rather than find out if a medication is OK for a nursing mom.



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