Does Anyone Know of a Safe Drug to Take for Depression While You Are Breastfeeding?

Question by : Does anyone know of a safe drug to take for depression while you are Breastfeeding?
I am concerned as My doctor prescribed me Prozac as he stated it does not go into breast milk but the information the pharmacist gave states that it does. I don’t want to harm my baby. Are there any suggestions on non-drug remedies. Thanks!

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Answer by Horsense
GREAT IDEA to opt for natural treatment of depression *instead of* drugs!

The term ‘safe-drug’ is a ‘bit’ of an oxymoron, in my opinion:

“Antidepressants: What You Need to Know About Depression Medications”

“Prozac: Panacea or Pandora?”

Actually balancing one’s system works much better than simply taking this or that herb or food. Certain foods & supplements do seem to help:

“Sunflower Seeds are Answer from Nature to Antidepressant Drugs”
Thursday, April 30, 2009 by: Barbara L. Minton
“Natural News” website

“Altering the brain’s chemistry to elevate mood”
– By Donald Brown, N.D., Alan R. Gaby, M.D., and Ronald Reichert, N.D.
Natural Remedies for Depression – February 1999 Issue of Nutrition Science News

I once looked up “5-HTP” (mentioned on the above Website), and found info that said that –to avoid (I forget what health problem)– it ought to be taken with a certain something else (which I’ve also forgotten). Suposedly in Europe 5-HTP is prescribed *along with* this certain something else, to prevent problems. So, be careful when taking even supplements that have no real history of safe use.

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– How to Treat Depression
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