Although Celexa and breastfeeding is not considered the safest, it is considered reasonable if the benefit outweighs any theoretical risk.
Clexa does get into breast milk, but the worst complications from studies were sleepiness for your baby. These also stopped when the drug was discontinued.
Evaluate your Depression
If your clinical depression puts you in any danger or is ruining your life, you need to keep taking Celexa no matter what.
If it’s just a take-it-or-leave-it thing (and you can fairly easily do without it for a period of time), then just leave it.
Most doctors are not particularly worried about Celexa while breastfeeding. However, if you have been diagnosed with clinical depression, you are more likely to experience post-partum depression as well.
Talk to your doctor and determine what is best for your circumstance. You do not want to discontinue Celexa if it puts you at an even greater risk of post partum depression!
Keep in mind
—Untreated depression may interfere with your ability to be a good mommy, and studies have shown that infants of depressed women may suffer from developmental problems. So please give any decision not to use Clexa with breastfeeding a great deal of thought.
–Always remember, one of the best things for a nursing baby is a healthy mommy!