• S
  • ID, US
  • a year ago

Potentially not gonna breastfeed....

So the entire pregnancy I was looking forward to breastfeeding my LO. But after talking it over due to mental health issues depending on how exacerbated they are post partum I may be going back onto medications I was on before which would immediately call for formula feeding only. However, I'm having a hard time being ok with that due to some family members being extremely prejudiced against doing anything but exclusive breastfeeding and I know even with my mental health issues they won't be very supportive if I have to formula feed. I don't know what to do any advice would be appreciated.
  • C
  • ENG, GB
  • a month ago

A happy mummy is a happy baby, so important to care for yourself and not put pressure on yourself, breast fed or bottle fed they all end up eating McDonald’s x

  • R
  • IL, US
  • 4 months ago

Breast feeding while on medication can be very dangerous for your baby depending on what the medication is! I’m in the same boat. So if your doctor says the medication is going to be harmful to your baby, you have two choices. To not take the medication and breastfeed, or to take the medication and formula feed. For me, my medication was said to be safe. But I started it and kept breastfeeding and she got very agitated. I chose to stop my medication. But only because I feel like I am able to still be okay without it. A happy MOM is a happy baby. Do whatever works for the two of you. Call 1(806)352-2519. It’s an infant risk center. They specialize in women who are on medications and breastfeeding. They will tell you what level the medication is (1-5, 1 being the safest and 5 being dangerous) and what percentage of the medication can transfer through to the breast milk. Being a mama is hard enough! Do what’s best for you. That will always be what is best for him/her.

  • A
  • Lansing, United States
  • 5 months ago

Who was it that said you can’t breastfeed on the medication? Was it a nurse or doctor?

  • K
  • Erlanger, United States
  • 9 months ago

Breastfeeding actually combats postpartum depression. When your baby breast feeds it releases oxytocin "the love hormone" for both of you. I would definitely try to breastfeed you never know until you try

  • M
  • Quincy, United States
  • 9 months ago

Don’t listen to what anybody says! You need to take care of your self so you can take care of your baby I breastfed for three months and got a lot of comments from my boyfriend and his family and the nurses at the hospital when I went to give my daughter a bottle! I also had a very hard time with anxiety and depression since I was a kid and it got much worse when I was pregnant and postpartum, I now take medication and it’s better for me and my whole family! Good luck!

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