Breast Feeding and Psychiatric Medications: An Overview
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 7, Number 2, February 2009
Topics: Women's Issues in Psychiatry
Dhwani Shah, MD
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.
Deborah Kim, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Kim reports no financial relationships with any commercial companies related to this article.