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My DS (13 mos) has been on a mini strike for the last 24 hrs, biting me to tell me he doesn't want it, and pretty much nursing every 8 - 11 hours. Normal for him is every 3 or 4 hrs (day) and at night pretty much every 2 to 3 hrs. I have been so engorged that I had to dust off my pump to get some relief. (BTW, he won't take the EBM out of a cup or sippy/straw cup either, and he's eating *some* solids but not much, as usual)<br><br>
Things to consider: I am pretty sure he is getting his molars (he won't even let me *look* in there, I'm giving him motrin), he started taking iron drops last week (not constipated though, he's pooping just fine), he's getting over a little cold (just a little runny nose left, and never ran a fever), and also I started on wellbutrin 3 days ago (switched from zoloft, and we had no problems with that). I have not gotten AF back yet and do not believe I am pregnant.<br><br>
So, I'm trying to find the cause (I think maybe it's the teeth) but I also wanted to find out if it's possible that he's reacting to the new meds.<br><br>
Anyone have experience with wellbutrin & BFing? Did baby have any adverse reactions?<br><br>
TIA, I need to get to the bottom of this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
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I took welbutrin when my ds was a newborn...i did notice he slept less and was easily woken from sleep. He also seemd more irritable. As far as milk supply...i did not notice. I know that sometimes we need to take meds for our sanity...but ultimately they do have side effects. Hope he returns to peaceful bf soon.
 

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Wellbutrin is considered to be probably OK for an older baby, though the SSRI class (Zoloft, Celexa, etc.) is generally regarded as safer.<br><br>
From LactMed:<br>
Bupropion<br>
CASRN: 34911-55-2<br>
For other data, click on the Table of Contents<br><br><br>
Drug Levels and Effects:<br><br><br>
Summary of Use during Lactation:<br>
Limited information indicates that maternal doses of up to 300 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. However, there is no reported use in breastfed newborn infants and one case report of a possible seizure in a partially breastfed 6-month-old. If bupropion is required by a nursing mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, another drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Exclusively breastfed infants should be monitored if this drug is used during lactation, possibly including measurement of serum levels to rule out toxicity if there is a concern.
 

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I have nursed 2 of my 3 while on welbuterin and started each time after they were several months old. they never seemed to notice anything.... though our family joke is that the welbuterin milk is why dd is such an extrovert, happy, and breaking out dancing and singing at any given moment!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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