Breastfeeding & Antidepressants?

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by krockwell, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. krockwell

    krockwell 3 Gorgeous Boys!

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    Hi there,

    I finished BFing my son just before his 1st birthday, but now I'm pregnant with #2, and have just been put onto Anti-depressants (celexa). Was curious if any other women have successfully breastfed while on Anti-depressants? Or if they experienced any side effects to their baby while Bfing on anti-d's?

    :shrug:

    I'm starting to panic a little bit now, because I want to breastfeed, but am scared about the side effects it may have on my child if I'm still on anti-d's. :shrug: :help:
     
  2. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Hi, hon! :wave:

    I've been on Zoloft, 100mg SID, since TTC Otter. I've breastfed him and DK while taking them. No problems here. :thumbup:

    Celexa is more risky than Zoloft, though. Zoloft is known to be very safe for pg and bfing. Celexa has a higher transfer rate to milk.

    Can you speak to your doctor about trying Zoloft instead?

    https://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/antidepressants-hale10-02.html
     
  3. krockwell

    krockwell 3 Gorgeous Boys!

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    I talked to the dr about which ones would be safest while pregnant and she said that Celexa is the safest one during pregnancy? (although I'm on the generic brand Citalopram) :shrug: I've heard horror stories of Zoloft, but maybe once the baby comes I can switch to something that has less of a transfer rate to the milk.

    I forgot to ask her about bfing when I was there last, but will at my next appt for sure.

    Thanks!! :thumbup:
     

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