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#1 of 9 Old 10-28-2008, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've posted in the breastfeeding forum and have not receive many responses...

Anyone on Lexapro and breastfeeding?

I think I need to go back on, but am nervous to do so with my 3 mo old son breastfeeding. All the docs say it is fine, but I'm not sure...

Anyone out there currently bfeeding and using lex? Anyone who has done so in the past?

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I'm taking lexapro and bf'ing. My LO is fine

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here too. I've been on it since DS was 6 or 7 months old and he's fine.

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i like lexapro, i have been taking it for 2 years, and throughout the last 7 months of my pregnancy and will continue to take it while exclusively breastfeeding my baby-soon-to-be! i took a very high does of zoloft while bf'ing DS now age 7 and he is great, super healthy and highly intelligent. i have no qualms with taking a needed med for my mental/nuerological; health. for me it is neccessary right now or i wouldn't be able to be the woman and mama i am supposed to be.
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Yup, I did it with DS2. I started taking Lexapro at 6 wks of age and he did fine until I weaned him. I agonized over the decision, but I also posted here and got lots of positives. HTH and good luck, mamma. Remember, your LO needs a healthy mamma.

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Thanks FM,

I am so unsure of what to do, but i know that if i really need it, that it is better for DS than if i don't take it. and for DH, and me, too, of course.

It's hard, tho, after managing to be off of it for 2 months pre preg and then all preg to go back on. i have a hard time making decisions when i'm off lex, so making this decision is all the harder!!! arghhh.
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I'm breastfeeding of Lexapro, I was also on it for my entire pregnancy. My LO is fine. I say if it helps you, go for it.

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i am glad this thread is here. i do very well on lexapro and less well off of it. i took it til about 35w then weaned off. now my son is 2w old and i'm just not doing great. i am thinking about restarting but nervous because i exposed the babe during pregnancy and now if i restart i'll be exposing him during bf too.
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