DD is 6.5months old. She has been EBF for the first 4 months and then started getting EBM in a bottle during the day and I nursed in the evenings, at night and in the morning before going to work.
Since returning to work I have developed either major depression or PND and I need to take an antidepressant (Zoloft). According to the package insert lactation is a contra-indication.
DD now has to be weaned and she (and I) cried so much last night that in the end I decided to stuff it and let her nurse - she then fell asleep and only woke once to nurse during the night. She did NOT want a bottle
Obviously I will need to give her formula after my freezer stash is depleted, but I was wondering if it will be OK to nurse her only during the night - will she get a lot of the drug in and what is the risks involved? Have any of you been in a similar situation?
I will phone the paed this morning to get her opinion as well (she is very pro-BFing) and will also ask a psychiatrist.
I will appreciate any constructive feedback or suggestions as I am feeling even more depressed at the thought of having to stop nursing her during the night. It is not so much the thought of her not getting BM as the thought of her feeling rejected at not being able to nurse from mom.