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Can I breastfeed while I take fluoxetine?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Breastfeed

Studies showed that amounts of drug in breast milk are low, and breastfeeding should be safe.

In brief: Breastfeed

Studies showed that amounts of drug in breast milk are low, and breastfeeding should be safe.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

While there are never any guarantees, available data on the use of tricyclic antidepressants, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline during breastfeeding suggest that the amounts of drug to which the nursing infant is exposed is low and that significant complications related to neonatal exposure to antidepressants in breast milk appear to be rare.
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In brief: Yes

While there are never any guarantees, available data on the use of tricyclic antidepressants, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline during breastfeeding suggest that the amounts of drug to which the nursing infant is exposed is low and that significant complications related to neonatal exposure to antidepressants in breast milk appear to be rare.
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: No

It has not been studied adequately.
It is listed as "safety unknown; caution advised".

In brief: No

It has not been studied adequately.
It is listed as "safety unknown; caution advised".
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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