Zoloft and breastfeeding are considered much safer for your baby than a mommy’s depression or if a mommy stops nursing.
The antidepressant Zoloft does get into breast milk, but the there have been no adverse effects reported. The amounts transmitted into the baby’s milk are quite small.
Zoloft Treats Post-partum Depression
Most doctors are not at all worried about Zoloft while breastfeeding. If you have been prescribed it because 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 will not want to discontinue a drug if it puts you at an even greater risk of post partum depression! In fact, many women who get postpartum depression find that Zoloft helps then a great deal.
—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 decisionnot to use Zoloft with breastfeeding a great deal of thought.
–Always remember, one of the best things for a nursing baby is to have a healthy and happy mommy!
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