by sandy (1138 Posts), Sat Jun 25, 2005 01:07 pm
I started taking Zoloft about 2 weeks ago and I am b'feeding. I don't know if you've seen any of my posts from my pregnancies here, but I've been pretty anal about what meds and other supplements could do to my developing baby...
Even so, I can't believe I'm taking Zoloft and don't have any pangs of guilt or concern about what it could be doing through the breastmilk. :)
I have a wonderful lactation consultant who I ran this by and she said that very, very little of the Zoloft shows up in b'milk. Furthermore, my baby has not had any behavioral changes so far (I'd welcome a little more sleepy, though!), and because the Zoloft is so helpful for helping me feel like my old self, it is certainly the right choice for me.
Granted, you and I are not the same person with the same medical history and make-up...I say, talk with your pediatrician and/or lactation consultant if you have one, about your concerns.
I hope you can feel comfortable with whatever works for you at some point.
Lauren: c-section at 35 wks/1 day June '03 due to superimposed severe PE/class III HELLP Syndrome
Amber: repeat c-section at 37 weeks/4 days March '05 due to high blood pressure