Darned if I do...darned if I don't. ADD Meds and Weaning

Natalie - posted on 04/17/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )




I don’t want to wean my baby but I feel like I have no other option. I have severe ADD and 3 older children to care for and without my meds (20 mg of Adderall XR) I cease to function in many important ways. My baby just turned 6 months and I’ve put off getting back on medication as long as I could. Despite my attempt at gradual weaning, I gave him bottles at day and only nursed him at night time and once in the morning the effects on both of us are thus far….terrible. While partially weaned (as stated above) he did just fine. Now that I've eliminated all feedings and been back on my meds (it's day 2 of total weaning) he is extremely cranky and almost impossible to calm (he wants his ninny) my breasts are engorged and I fear an infection is looming. I have tried other safer alternative medications and they just aren’t effective for me. How do I get through this??? On one had I feel like a terrible mom for weaning him when he is obviously taking it so hard and on the other hand I feel like a terrible mom if I DON’T wean him because my other boys suffer so much by me not functioning without the medication. Sad and torn…help???

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