Thanks for the replies everyone. I just want to say that I am feeling A LOT better. I think just deciding that I needed help made things a lot better
Originally Posted by K-Mom3
That's rotten. Why does this doctor think he knows better than so many others in the industry? I like to hear that doctors are being judicious about prescriptions but when they are so clueless about breastfeeding?
Anyway, I recommend the book The Mood Cure and I recommend light therapy--do it with natural light whenever you can.
I just got The Mood Cure today. Hopefully it will help.
Originally Posted by kdaisy
Personally, I would lie to my dr. and say I had weaned.
I wish I had started zoloft sooner with my first. I started it when he was 8 months and I think it literally saved my life (that and therapy). He still nurses and I am still taking it. I also took it through my next pregnancy, and am nursing her as well.
My drs. and midwives never told me to wean and encouraged me to take it during pregnancy.
I would definitely do this if I still felt as bad as I did when I first went in. I am realy feeling alot better now and worry about having to bring my son in and lying about still nursing him. I wish I had started something when my older DS was born too
Originally Posted by abimommy
What was their reasoning for this?
Zoloft is supposed to be safe for breastfeeding, do they feel they know more than everyone else?
Can you get Thomas Hale's book from the library and show it to him?
It is really unfortunate you do not have other choices for health care providers, is this because of the size of your town or your insurance being difficult? If your insurance is difficult I would complain to them about your dr not being very helpful or knowledgeable
There are no studies showing it is safe, the CPS book says not to prescribe ti nursing mothers, and he doesn't want to be the ony doctor doing it. Those were his reasons. Oh and my DS already got the colostrum. That's the important part you know
I think I wil get that book and print out some info from Dr. Newman. I had decided to let it go and I think I *just* decided to raise a stink about this. This is why people have a hard time asking for help. Can you even believe he told me he would look into things and make a decision and then call me and I never heard from him? That was three weeks ago!
I can't get another doctor because they keep leaving town. We have two doctors here for a population of six thousand, not including all the outlying communities. We live in rural Northern Ontario.
Originally Posted by mom0810
A new doctor may be in order, if this one does not understand the latest medical information that zoloft is indeed VERY safe while nursing. It's way safer than a baby having a depressed mother, that's for sure.
Please ask for a referral to a psychiatrist who will be better able to help you with this.
I wish I could get a new doctor. There are none. And no psychiatrist either. I would have to travel for that which I will in the future, when my babe is a little older.