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I'm nursing, but have bad anxiety, depression and mood swings . What's a safe medication to take? That won't harm baby.
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Talk to your doctor.
One that is often used is sertraline since it is regarded as safe with pregnancy or breast feeding.
The brand name is zoloft. You should see your doctor if you are having symptoms of depression. It is actually very common after delivery. Overall med are only part of a solution.

In brief: Talk to your doctor.
One that is often used is sertraline since it is regarded as safe with pregnancy or breast feeding.
The brand name is zoloft. You should see your doctor if you are having symptoms of depression. It is actually very common after delivery. Overall med are only part of a solution.
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Mood swings do
Have a hormonal component after pregnancy.
Medication is an answer for some. I have had positive experience as well with chinese medicine and homeopathy , both of which are safe for mom and baby. Acupuncture is excellent at balancing hormones as well. Craniosacral therapy also has great benefit in treating post partum blues. Good luck!

In brief: Mood swings do
Have a hormonal component after pregnancy.
Medication is an answer for some. I have had positive experience as well with chinese medicine and homeopathy , both of which are safe for mom and baby. Acupuncture is excellent at balancing hormones as well. Craniosacral therapy also has great benefit in treating post partum blues. Good luck!
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Talk with your doc
Most anti-depressants are passed into the breastmilk, but in very small amounts that probably will not affect your baby.
Talk with your doctor to see if starting one is right for you. Studies show that maternal (and paternal) depression can negatively affect a baby's development.

In brief: Talk with your doc
Most anti-depressants are passed into the breastmilk, but in very small amounts that probably will not affect your baby.
Talk with your doctor to see if starting one is right for you. Studies show that maternal (and paternal) depression can negatively affect a baby's development.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Nursing
As a general rule, it is not advised to nurse while on medications, since the medicine can be transmitted thru milk and exert side effects on baby.
Consult the pediatritian for bottle feeding and advise.

In brief: Nursing
As a general rule, it is not advised to nurse while on medications, since the medicine can be transmitted thru milk and exert side effects on baby.
Consult the pediatritian for bottle feeding and advise.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: None
It hasn't really been proven breast milk from moms is safe as it is difficult to perform such a study.
The safest thing is to not nurse while taking antidepressants. Your child may benefit by you taking antidepressants due to the improvement of the attachment and binding process which could become compromised if you are too depressed. Then you would have more troubles and feel worse. Talk w/dr.

In brief: None
It hasn't really been proven breast milk from moms is safe as it is difficult to perform such a study.
The safest thing is to not nurse while taking antidepressants. Your child may benefit by you taking antidepressants due to the improvement of the attachment and binding process which could become compromised if you are too depressed. Then you would have more troubles and feel worse. Talk w/dr.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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