I breastfed my daughter for 2.5 years and I love the convenience and health benefits of nursing. I am on 2.5 miligrams daily of Abilify. Me going off of it or switching to another medication are not really options at the moment. My psychiatrist recommended not breastfeeding at all since there are zero studies done on Abilify and nursing. She also recommended not breastfeeding because she thinks I'll get more sleep that way. I love my doctor, but she is very young and I'm not convinced that she knows or understands much about nursing and the importance of it.
Might the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the potential/unknown risks of the Abilify? What about during those first few important days of colostrum at least? If not breastfeeding is what is honestly best in this situation, then I am willing to make peace with that and move on. But I don't want to miss out on such an important opportunity just because the doctor (or myself) may be misinformed.
Is maybe breastfeeding part time and supplementing with organic formula an option so the baby wont get as much medicine? Is there anywhere to look this kind of thing up at or any expert I can ask somewhere? I am kind of lost on how to find a good medically based, yet pro-nursing answer to this question. Thanks