I've made the HUGE decision to go forward with taking a med for my chronic depression.
Any thoughts on Prozac vs. Zoloft.
I am 6 months pregnant and I am going to nurse my baby. I am actually still nursing my toddler, so I will be nursing two children.
My doc wanted to prescribe Prozac, but my lactation specialist said Zoloft is better when nursing. However there are higher risks of withdrawals for the newborn with Zoloft.
I think we are going with the Zoloft. But before I take the first pill:
does anyone have an experience with baby going through withdrawals from Zoloft when born???? what exactly happens?
my pediatrician (whom i trust with my lives) is against both, but she doesn't' know the whole picture. she will be supportive either way.
thank you very much for your time!!!
Zoloft is the one that is preferred. Prozac has a really long half life... so I would do the zoloft.
Start at 25 mgs for a week and see how that goes.
I was on zoloft throughout pregnancy with ds2 and there were NO issues. So I think you would be fine. My OB was totally cool with it, and never worried about it at all. Same with the peds.
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The risk that most disturbed me with Prozac was Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which affects babies who have been abruptly cut off from the supply of the med acquired through the placenta. But because I will be breastfeeding, the baby will gradually wean from it as s/he weans from nursing.
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I'm glad you have made this important decision. Hang in there, I'm sure you will come to the right decision for you and your Babe. Take Good Care, Mama.
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