Breastfeeding and Lithium

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/3/2006 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone~!
i'm new here, and so happy to have found a support group on the computer. i'm wondering if any of you have successfully breastfed while taking lithium, and how your infant did. i'm now 4 months pregnant and trying to plan ahead a bit. i've been doing very well on a reduced dosage of lithium, and am thrilled to be having my first baby. any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.
miss x

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/3/2006 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healingwell miss x.
I wasn't on any meds when breastfeeding. In fact I stopped breastfeeding my youngest daughter in order to start meds. She was over a year so it wasn't too big a deal but I wasn't aware I had a choice. Noone ever told me there were med's I could take while breastfeeding.
Hopefully someone will be on that can help you with this. Congratulations on the pregnancy!
Take Care
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