Use of psychotropic medications in treating mood disorders during lactation : practical recommendations.

@article{EberhardGran2006UseOP,
  title={Use of psychotropic medications in treating mood disorders during lactation : practical recommendations.},
  author={Malin Eberhard-Gran and Anne Eskild and Stein Opjordsmoen},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={187-98}
}
Many new mothers who need antidepressant or mood-stabilising drug treatment may wish to breastfeed their infants, but are hesitant to do so because of possible harmful effects of the medication on the infant. This article reviews current data on drug excretion into breast milk and the effects on the breast-fed child, and provides recommendations for the use of the different psychotropic drugs in lactating women. Relevant literature was identified through systematic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE… CONTINUE READING