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March 30th, 2010, 05:47 PM
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Hey there, I have a few questions for anyone who might know something about it or deals with this.
I am taking zoloft 25mg and think I may need to increase it to 50mg later (but hoping not to). I took it at 25mg/50mg while pregnant and feel really guilty about it as it is.

I am thinking that the nursing should be more beneficial even if I have to take the medication vs not nursing and taking the meds.

Any thoughts on this? I really believe the benefits of nursing are so good and hate to give that up.
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March 30th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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Check out this site - kellymom.com :: Using Antidepressants in Breastfeeding Mothers

Good luck!!

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March 30th, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Zoloft is perfectly safe, it's actually the most recommended antidepressant for breastfeeding moms. I'm currently on 25mg of Zoloft and I don't have any hesitations about it. I did a lot of research on ADs and tried a few before I settled on Zoloft. DD has shown no side effects from it, and it sounds like even at higher doses, it's just as safe. From what I understand, ADs are recommended against while pregnant, but dont' pose the same risks while breastfeeding. Here's a link with some good facts on the transfer rate of the medication into your milk:
Sertraline - National Library of Medicine LactMed Database
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April 3rd, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Thank you. I do feel a bit better about taking the medication while breastfeeding now. Glad I can continue!!!
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