Lamictal for mood disorder

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January 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm #201


I take Lamictal for bipolar and have been advise to not take it while pregnant by my doctors since I am pregnant. I am fine with this, however, they are advising I go back on immediately after giving birth. Unfortunately, I was toldnt to breast feed while on this drug. I really want to breast feed I’m interested to know if anyone has suggestions about alternative medications I could take or any other solution to help me stay stable and breast feed safely.

February 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm #204


Have you asked your doctor about other options for medications? Also, you could speak with a pediatrician (if you haven’t already) or lactation consultant to get another opinion about the safety of breastfeeding while taking lamictal.

March 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm #213


Your main concern would be the drug passing into the breast milk. How are your symptoms during your pregnancy?
If they are concerned of your risk of postpartum depression added to the bipolar, you might want to consider encapsulating the placenta and consuming it.

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