Several Doctors said it should be fine to take while breastfeeding including a family practice dr, ob/gyn, and a plattlet dr.
Bupropion is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer recommends that the doc look at the possible risks and benefits before recommending bupropion.
You should discuss breastfeeding while taking bupropion with the doc. Every woman's situation is different, and you and the doc understand your situation best. Based on what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
Take care, be safe & well, please, best wishes to you and your baby.
Rajive's points are right on. It is a matter of weighing the benefits against the risks. To read about the use of bupropion in breastfeeding try the following link:
As the literature points out, and particularly since the baby is very young, you may want to have the baby's blood levels monitored. You are on a low dose so that is in your favor. There are altrnatives mentioned at the bottom of the article, if it becomes a problem.
The Dr to ask is your baby's pediatrician. That would be the Dr to understand the effects on your child from ingesting the breast milk with the bupropion in it. If all of those Drs were of the opinion that it was ok, it likely is, but ask the childs pediatrician to be positive.
- Bupropion Information for Consumers
- Bupropion Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bupropion (detailed)
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