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Is it safe to take antidepressants when breastfeeding?

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I know Dooce took them. Does anyone know what she was taking?

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When you're pregnant or breastfeeding, NEVER self- medicate!  It's not safe and you could easily pull a Heath Ledger.  Ask a professional like your doctor or pharmacist- both have Bachelor's and Doctorate's degrees, not to mention YEARS of chemistry under their belts. Now that there's someone else in your life that completely depends on you, the best thing to do is to be safe with straight answers.
Only if the doctor has given you a prescription to take them, that would be the only way I would use them.  Only certain ones are safe while your breastfeed and you obgyn will know what you can and can not take.

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