Breastfeeding and the use of Antidepressants
J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol Vol 19(3):e387-e390; October 11, 2012
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Myla Moretti


The use of medications in lactating women presents a challenging clinical dilemma to clinicians who are faced with trying to effectively maintain maternal well-being while promoting breastfeeding. The maternal and infant health benefits of breastfeeding are well established although the presence of medication in mother’s milk raises questions about safety for the child. In many cases, mothers may be able to continue breastfeeding while taking antidepressant and a summary of the information is presented here.

Key Words: Breastfeeding, depression, antidepressants

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