Re: Should I continue if I'm only producing 2 oz/day?
Congrats on going past a year I don't have any advice on the to pump or not to pump issue, but I wanted to say something about the antidepressant issue. My mother has schizophrenia as well, and I know it is a hard road to be on. It is so scary to see your mom that way and to fear that you will become her. I am not sure how old you are, but my guess is that you are beyond the age for onset. I used to be terrified that I would wake up one day in a prison of my mind. It has unfortunately struck many of my family members. I know that you say that your mother started with antidepressants and it just progressed from there. My guess is that she was depressed because of her other mental health issues. I don't think that you are going to turn into her just because you are/have been depressed. If the St. John's Wort works for you, then stick with it. But maybe you could also try going to therapy and talking it out with a professional. That is what helped me get over my fear of becoming my mother. I know this isn't the response you were looking for, I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months