I took it for 2 weeks while breastfeeding and my doctor told me that they HAVE to say that because they probably haven't tested it on many breastfeeding mothers as it would be unethical. I was told by my pharmacist, my doctor, and, even more importantly, my mother, who's an arnp and seen EVERYTHING, that it was safe. But it's still your decision. If you're taking it for ppd, I personally didn't feel any effects from taking the drug. Due to my INCREDIBLY complicated recovery, my mom suggested I take an antidepressant, and that's the one she asked about and also the one my doctor prescribed. Anyhoo. Good luck.