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If I am breastfeeding, can I take medication for postpartum depression?

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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Consult a physician

There are some medications are are considered relatively safe for breastfeeding women to take.
Consult your physician and your lactation consultant. There is always a risk-benefit ratio that must be determined for each individual patient.

In brief: Consult a physician

There are some medications are are considered relatively safe for breastfeeding women to take.
Consult your physician and your lactation consultant. There is always a risk-benefit ratio that must be determined for each individual patient.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are medicines to treat postpartum depression that are safe during breastfeeding.
Talk to your doctor. Also think about going to a support group, meeting with a therapist, and seeing a psychiatrist.

In brief: Yes

There are medicines to treat postpartum depression that are safe during breastfeeding.
Talk to your doctor. Also think about going to a support group, meeting with a therapist, and seeing a psychiatrist.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

All medications have some risks but there are several antidepressants that are safe during breastfeeding.
There can be some feeding difficulties and the mediations do generally go into the breast milk. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) prozac, zoloft and Celexa are the names of some the medications that can be used.

In brief: Yes

All medications have some risks but there are several antidepressants that are safe during breastfeeding.
There can be some feeding difficulties and the mediations do generally go into the breast milk. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) prozac, zoloft and Celexa are the names of some the medications that can be used.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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