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Taking antidepressants and breastfeeding

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smacey Tue 21-May-13 22:39:35

Just wondered if anyone is taking antidepressents whilst breastfeeding?
My doctor has prescribed citalopram and advised me to stop breastfeeding, however this isn't going to happen over night and I don't know whether I'm ready to stop feeding.
I've done some research and seen that sertraline seems to be the drug of choice.
I can't be the only breastfeeding mum out there who's been prescribed antidepressents?

Any advice or experience would be greatly appreciated.

EsmeWeatherwax Tue 21-May-13 22:47:01

I'm on citalopram and breastfeeding, was actually changed from sertraline when I was pg with ds. You're certainly not alone, and although I can't do much to reassure you medically, I can tell you I know many people who continue to use ad's whilst breastfeeding. DS is 17 months fwiw, and I have never been told to stop ad's whilst feeding. I also took ad's while bf DD2 for 2.5 years!

FantasticDay Tue 21-May-13 22:47:02

I took sertraline without problems from one day after dd's birth. And I breastfed for 2 years. Don't give up if you want to breastfeed. Good luck x

FantasticDay Tue 21-May-13 22:50:12

I was also advised to continue with sertraline when pregnant with dc2. I did loads of research and couldn't find any contraindications.

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