At 3 months postpartum after experiencing 3 months of depression when I should be happy.... I finally caved and asked my GYN (who is the wife of my husband's friend, and a mother herself, and I TRUST) for anti-depressants that are safe for breastfeeding in a low dose. It's now been one week of taking 25 mg of zoloft and I feel like a normal person- I know they say it takes 4-6 weeks to really feel the full effect but I swear i was feeling better on day 3. The intrusive depressing thoughts are decreasing, and I feel stable and normal and better able to take care of my baby, her crying doesn't spiral me into depression, I RARELY think of the traumatic birth and spiral into a depression and when i do I'm not emotionally effected by it. The only thing is that I've been feeling nauseous and dizzy and a little more anxious (like while driving or in crowded places) and that started on day 3 of taking it as well... normal? My baby has also been acting more fussy as of 2 days ago, but she's also almost 12 weeks and I suspect has a minor cold/ear infection because she's had a stuffy nose and has been spitting up a lot and batting at her ears- probably just a coincidence with the starting of zoloft. My doctor showed me her books and research on zoloft with breastfeeding and said that it had extremely minor to undetectable amounts in the baby, and that the low dose I'm on would NOT affect her at all. Anyone else taking zoloft and breastfeeding? having side effects ? Does it affect your baby?
I'm taking Zoloft and it's pretty amazing. I didn't have any negative affects, aside from slight nausea, when I first started taking it. If you're feeling anxiety though, you should talk to your doctor about possibly taking a different anti-depressant or changing your dosage.
I'm not taking Zoloft, I read this because I was curious about your experience and I'm glad that it sounds like its working for you.
I did have a though about this which is that you baby could be teething/pre-teething. DS spit up more when he was teething because he was swallowing all of the extra saliva.
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