Re: breastfeeding and antidepressants
Plenty of moms take antidepressants and continue to nurse. The resources linked by the PPs are excellent ones.
I think moms tend to drive themselves crazy with worries over sugar and alcohol and caffeine and whatever. But the truth is that most of us consume some or all of those substances in moderation, and our kids turn out just fine. I think about my grandparents and the things they exposed their kids to- not just sugar and caffeine and booze, but DDT, mercury (go play with the broken thermometer, kids!), secondhand smoke, lead paint, etc. And yet they turned out fine, too! There's a lot of fear-mongering and guilt-mongering out there, and someone will always be more than happy to tell you that your small pleasure is going to ruin your child. But you don't have to believe them. Nor do you have to feel that formula is superior to your milk. If you were addicted to heroin or cocaine or crystal meth, that might be the case. But not sugar and coffee. Okay?
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"