I am the proud breastfeed mama of 20 month old AJ. Throughout my preganancy and since AJ birth I have suffered from bouts of depression--manifesting itself as irritablitiy, insomnia, forgetfullness, and general sense of "not happy". About four years ago I started taking 10 mg. of Lexapro and it changed my life--for the positive. I got off Lexapro about 2.5 years ago and am now wondering if I need to go back on it. I have tried some homeopathic remedies without success. I know that some studies have shown that the act breastfeeding infants is advantageous enough to continue to do so even if medication for depression is required. I am not sure if this is the same for toddlers. I was hoping to "tough it out" until AJ was 2 and then wean, but now I am thinking of weaning early so that I can get back on Lexapro.... I have desperately started working out again and doing yoga with the hope of that helping, but nothing yet.... any one else have had to deal with this???