Our expert says:
The doctor should have very carefully considered the available evidence when chosing an antidepressant for you to use during breast-feeding, or advised you this tome not to breast-feed. There is no absolutely conclusive evidence that it could not harm your baby, and no such evidence that it inevitably would do so. Remember, the decisiopn is complicated by teh fact than an untreated depression could also harm the child. Breast-feeding is in general a Good Thing, but is not, according to any good evidence, essential to a child, nor is its absence by any evidence, harmful. Anon is right, and Sertraline would be preferable to FLuoxetine.
Discuss this in detail withn your doctor, maybe ask for an urgent referral to a good local psychiatrist for detailed assessment and advice on this. And ask about the availability of CBT counselling, which can be very helpful in Depresssion, without, of course, the side-effects.
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