OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Questions Breastfeeding

Do antidepressants complicate breastfeeding?

I've had depression before I was pregnant, but now that I delivered the baby, I find that I'm even more depressed than before. I was so excited to be a mother and I love my daughter so much, but sometimes it's so hard for me to think straight and get up out of bed in the morning. I would like to go back on antidepressants, since I stopped taking them while I was pregnant, but I'm nervous that they might not interact well with breast milk. Will antidepressants negative affect my breastmilk?

1 Answer

Every medication you take unfortunately gets into the breast milk, so you have to decide whether to continue breast feeding or discontinue.