When and how to use mood stabilizers during breastfeeding.

  title={When and how to use mood stabilizers during breastfeeding.},
  journal={Primary care update for Ob/Gyns},
  volume={7 3},
  • Chaudron
  • Published 2000 in Primary care update for Ob/Gyns
For many women with bipolar disorder, treatment with mood stabilizers is indicated to decrease the risk of a recurrence of depression, mania, or psychosis during the postpartum period. Because breastfeeding during this time exposes infants to these medications, a risk-benefit analysis is crucial for the mother and her physician when deciding whether to… CONTINUE READING