Breast Feeding and Psychiatric Medications: An Overview

Any discussion of psychiatric medications and breastfeeding must begin with the benefits of breastfeeding, which are substantial. While all psychotropic medications enter the breast milk, medication exposure for a nursing infant is much less than the exposure to a fetus during pregnancy. As is the case for pregnant women, it is important to work with breastfeeding women to find the lowest effective dose.

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