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Old 09-02-2006, 05:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have any experience with breastfeeding and taking wellbutrin (xl) and/or lamictal?
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:01 AM
 
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I'm taking Welbutrin and breastfeeding. My daughter is 20 months and I started taking it about 5 months ago. I went to Dr. Thomas Hale's website to get information on it and decided I was comfortable taking it. There aren't very many studies on antidepressants in general, except Zoloft, which is considered the safest one by Dr. Hale during breastfeeding. However he mentioned only as his concerns that the mother and baby can't have a prior history of seizure disorders and that it may decrease milk supply in some moms (not a concern of mine since most of her nutrition comes from solid food at this point, but might be a concern with a younger babe). Good luck and PM me if I can answer anything else about it for you.
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i have also read that with lamictal one of the major concerns is "the rash"...it's the same as with adults, except children are more prone to it. the articles i have read say to simply watch your child for any rash accompanied by fever and the moment you see it, to get to the hospital.

it's rare, but potentially fatal if untreated. other than that, the limited number of study cases have shown no other side effects.

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I take lamictal. My doctor said DO NOT BF on this med. But all docs have different opinions.
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