Ladies... Here's my issue...
I am a relactating mom. My DS is 4 months old. I was just diagnosed with severe PPD and my doc perscribed Paxil (at my request as the reseach I did showed it to be the best for nursing moms). I asked the pharmacist if it was indeed safe to take while nursing and she said 'No and we recommend that a mother either not nurse or not take the meds as no anti-depressants are proven safe while BFing'. So I've spent the last few hours doing research and I've found NOTHING that says it's unsafe. In fact, Dr. Hale says it's the best choice for nursing mom's.
Would you continue your efforts in relactating? I have found nothing that says it's unsafe and I was really looking forward to being able to breastfeed...
Also, does anyone know if herbs are safe? I haven't found any info that states that fenugreek and the sorts are unsafe with Paxil. The only thing I found on herbs (and I googled every herb I'm taking) was 'Do not combine Paxil with herbs like St.John's Wort, Kava, Hop, or Ginseng'. I am taking More Milk Plus (which has fenugreek seed, blessed thistle, nettle leaf and fennel seed in it). Anyone know about that?
Thanks for any advice you guys can give. My family is not supportive and DH and I are concerned more for long term effects that might be there..
Anyways, here is the research I did find: