Just wanted to add...sometimes I just feel so broken that I am on meds and that I may never be able to have and nurse another baby. Man...today is just one of those days. I am soooooooo fearful of med addiction and pregnancy/nursing while on meds.
Why would this be true?
I am nursing my baby and taking Effexor XR. My pychiatrist is a maternal mental health specialist and all the available data say this is safe for me and my baby.
I'm not sure about your current meds being safe for PG/BFing, but there are tons of meds these days that are. You just have to find the right doctor to work with.
I am just scared to death of taking meds while preggo or breastfeeding. It just scares me when it says not enough studies have been done to really determine the affects on the baby. My pychiatrist already told me that while he doesn't recommend being on meds while pregnant, he did say that I can stay on my current meds and be pregnant. He has patients that are and have healthy babies. I just don't like the risks. However, once I mentioned how important nursing was to him...he didn't seem to like that idea of nursing while on some of these meds. Nursing is VERY important to me. I nursed my DS for 9 months and only stopped b/c doctors were telling me I had to. I mean nothing against formula feeding, I just don't want to formula feed my child. I had to do it for 3 months for my DS and hated it! I want to nurse my next one for 2 years.
I am just scared of possibly hurting my baby, scared I won't be able to nurse and scared I am going to go through this mess again.
I am glad everything is going well for you...it does give me hope. Thanks for responding...