ABSTRACT QUESTION Many of my patients who are diagnosed with postpartum depression want to continue breastfeeding. How safe are the newer antidepressant medications during breastfeeding? ANSWER The newer antidepressants transfer into breast milk in low amounts and have not been associated with serious adverse events. Therefore, the antidepressant most effective for the woman should be considered. QUESTION Bon nombre de mes patientes qui ont reçu un diagnostic de dépression postpartum veulent continuer à allaiter. Dans quelle mesure les plus récents médicaments antidépresseurs sont-ils sécuritaires pendant l'allaitement? RPONSE Les plus récents antidépresseurs passent dans le lait maternel en petites quantités et n'ont pas été associés à des événements indésirables sérieux. If you're breast-feeding, you're giving your baby a healthy start. However, if you need to take medication, you might have questions about the possible impact on your breast milk. Almost any drug that's present in your blood will transfer into your breast milk to some extent. Most medications do so at low levels and pose no real risk to most infants. There are exceptions, though, in which drugs can become concentrated in breast milk. As a result, every medication must be considered separately. Exposure to medication in breast milk poses the greatest risk to premature babies, newborns, and babies who are medically unstable or have poorly functioning kidneys. The risk is lowest for healthy babies 6 months and older, who can move drugs through their bodies efficiently. Women who breast-feed more than one year after childbirth often make relatively smaller quantities of milk.
I am all for breastfeeding as long as you can but If I were in your situation, I would put the baby on formula and take the Zoloft. I would not chance taking and breastfeeding. Jun 17, 2017. My doctor has prescribed Zoloft to me for depression however, I am breastfeeding a baby. Should I take it while breastfeeding? Is it safe while.