Proud mama to Ryan born 6-19-10
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin
agree with all pp.
you don't need this sort of attitude when you're already depressed. you need
the breastfeeding network website has info on meds and bf. it also has a meds and bf helpline.
all the best
Yeah, I would be super annoyed with that doc. I agree that weaning would be WAY more stressful/depressing!
heres another website about ppd meds and breastfeeding.
Sounds like Zoloft is a winner lol!...
Momma to Benjamin, we recently made it nursing to age 2!!!!
Benjamin born 9-17-09
not geting any benefits? I never understand that one... Like human milk magically looses all nutritional value, immunological transfer, and the nursing relationship is suddenly not comforting. Sheesh!
Son #1 Born Winter 2004 (BF/FF out of ignornance, nursed for 3 years)
Son #2 Born Fall 2009 (EBF thanks to LLL!!!)
Be the change you wish to see in the world!
Best book ever: Gabrielle Palmer's "The Politics of Breastfeeding, when breasts are bad for business"
Like everyone else has said, it certainly is possible to take anti-depressants while nursing and there are plenty of moms with PPD who do. I also agree with aprilsmagic that a support group and counseling could be a huge help just in themselves.
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Have you looking into Cognative Behaviour Therapy? It has done amazing things for my anxiety. Drug free! It doesn't work for everyone, my mom thinks its just plain stupid, but it really helped me. I was depressed while pregnant.
July 30, 2010-6lbs 2oz- 41w 4d (emergency c-section.) Known dairy, eggs, dogs and cats allergies, eczema, and asthma
Bonus June 22, 2006 (is 50/50 Custody ) (born 32w) Sensitive to changing temps.
We BF, BW, Co-sleep and use cloth diapers/pull-ups!