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    Default medication & breastfeeding

    does anyone else feel guilty or worried about taking medication whilst breastfeeding?

    I have been taking efexor for a couple of weeks now.

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    I was quite worried about medication whilst breastfeeding, I also asked my Dr & pharmacist if there were any issues.

    If you want to be 100% sure - you can ring a specialist like:

    Monash Medical Centre
    Drug & Info Centre
    (03) 9594 2361 (Rodney White)


    They will tell you if there will be any issues.


    Hope that helps...

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    I'm also taking Effexor while b/f.

    I didn't want to take anything while b/f as I didn't want to put drugs into my DD's body

    Unfortunately it got to the stage when she was aobut 4 months old where I just didn't want to live anymore - and that is not good

    So the best thing I could do was to start medication.

    I've done my research and while I'm relatively content with the 'risks' vs. benefits in my case.

    I guess it 's just something you have to weigh up within yourself and ask yourself are you doing the right thing for both you and your baby

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    I took zoloft throughout my entire pregnancy and 9 months of breastfeeding.

    Yes I did feel guilty, but I knew that at the time I needed the medication.

    I spoke to many Dr's and Pharmacists who all reassured me it was ok to take.

    It is hard when you are bombarded with information that tells you to avoid prescription medicines.

    How old is your baby?

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    my girl is 7 months old. i too pretty much got to the stage where i wasn't wanting to get up in the morning so i needed to go on the medication. I look at her eyes regulary and wonder if its affecting her but i'm starting to feel better in myself now i think so that outweighs the risk a bit.
    Its better for bub to have a happy mum than not!

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    It sounds like you are doing exactly the right hting for her

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    thanks that really makeas me feel better

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    by the way i can't spell today, sorry.
    How old is your DD now?

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    I struggled with severe PND for 2 years before I caved, and began taking Citalopram, as I was at the stage of being a danger to myself and my kids as I was suicidal, and was having visions/urges of infanticide.

    Taking those magic pills was the best thing I have ever done!

    Life is 1000% better now, I have bonded properly with my second son, and I am loving being a mum again.

    Don't feel guilty for one second.

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    DD is now 9 months

    I started them when she was about 4 months. I was a bit worried at first, because she was only born very small and skinny and I kept reading that breastfed bubs of mums who take anti-depressants sometimes have a slower weight gain or decreased appetite.
    But she is chubby and happy and healthy


 

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