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breastmilk with antidepressants vs formula Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
29th May '13

Which do you think is better for baby?



I am resistant to anti-depressants anyway but I might need them if i can't get my ppd under control with non medical ways. But I'mreally concerned with the levels of medication that pass through breastmilk. Even the ones that are supposed to be safe. We don't even vaccinate, i really don't want my kid getting a watered down dose of happy pills.



But on the other hand I'm just as concerned with the crap that gets put in formula. So Idk.

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4244 posts
29th May '13

I am gomna go with breastmilk. I'm on zoloft at the LC told me that even taking meds is better than formula.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
29th May '13
Quoting 12.21.07♥04.16.13:" Which do you think is better for baby? I am resistant to anti-depressants anyway but I might need them ... [snip!] ... watered down dose of happy pills. But on the other hand I'm just as concerned with the crap that gets put in formula. So Idk."


Talk about it with your dr. They will know what meds are the safest for mom's and if you should continue to bf. Good luck!

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20915 posts
29th May '13

gonna go w/ BM, it does depend on the med though too

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
29th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm me:</b>" Talk about it with your dr. They will know what meds are the safest for mom's and if you should continue to bf. Good luck!"</blockquote>




We already did. She wants to put me on zoloft if i don't feel better after 3 weeks of tweaking my diet and exercise routine.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
29th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:</b>" I am gomna go with breastmilk. I'm on zoloft at the LC told me that even taking meds is better than formula."</blockquote>



I need to find a good LC. The one at the hospital was an idiot and the one the pediatrician referred me to was kind of a b***h

dbailey 2 kids; Arkansas 3732 posts
29th May '13

My doc prescribed prozac (i'm pretty sure thats what it was). I read up on it and decided I was going to do formula....but then didn't want to do that either so I just sorta struggled through. Not for everyone and I don't know if I'd recommend it but it worked for me ok

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4244 posts
30th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 12.21.07♥04.16.13:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:</b>" I am gomna go with breastmilk. ... [snip!] ... I need to find a good LC. The one at the hospital was an idiot and the one the pediatrician referred me to was kind of a b***h"</blockquote>




Yeah I went to this one cause his dr sent us since he hasn't gained weight. Turns out he has a tongue tie, high palate, and possibly a cleft. And he is a lazy eater lol.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
30th May '13

I know I'm late, but I really battled with this decision, too. In the end, breastfeeding was too important for me to give up, and I was not able to wean DD. I made it to 7 months PP and finally started taking Zoloft and breastfeeding, because I felt like I was having an impossible time making rational decisions



It's a personal thing though, you have to figure out what's going to work for you. I don't see ANY negative impact on my daughter, she is thriving and I feel much more capable as her primary care giver. I thought I was doing everything right before, but I feel much more present now and I think it's made a works of difference in my relationship with SO and all my kids

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
30th May '13
Quoting 12.21.07♥04.16.13:" Which do you think is better for baby? I am resistant to anti-depressants anyway but I might need them ... [snip!] ... watered down dose of happy pills. But on the other hand I'm just as concerned with the crap that gets put in formula. So Idk."


Breast milk. There are certain antidepressants that are perfectly harmless and if there were some cons, I think they are greatly outweighed by the pros of breastfeeding (boosts child's immunity and decreases your chances of getting breast cancer. Win-win.)