This is my first time posting, I am desperate to keep breastfeeding...
I have Bipolar, my daughter is 4.5 months old and I have determined that I need to go back onto medication. One of the medications is contraindicted for breastfeeding, however, the other, Lamictal, is considered a class C drug because there has just been so little research done on it with breastfeeding.
I opted to stop breastfeeding and start back on both medications but today was my first day not feeding my daughter and it has been beyond horrible. I want the special time with my daughter back and I want to know she is getting the best possible nourishment from ME! I fought so hard to breastfeed to begin with and I did not want to stop at all but I felt very pressured by the fact that I was having trouble managing my Bipolar symptoms.
Does anyone have any information at all on Lamictal and breastfeeding? I can opt to take just Lamictal and I will do that in a heartbeat if it means I could safely start breastfeeding my daughter again. Any information would be so appreciated, thank you so much.