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Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;52(3):483-97. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181b52bd6.

Antidepressant medication use during breastfeeding.

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Department of Neurosciences, Operative Unit of Psychiatry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Nomentana, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

We performed an electronic search by using MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, Current Contents, Biological Abstracts, and PsycINFO from June 2002 to December 2008 using the following terms: "antidepressant drugs", "antidepressive agents", "human milk", "lactation", and "breastfeeding" and the generic name of each antidepressant. Articles in the English language with reports of antidepressants in maternal serum or breast milk, infant serum, and short-term and long-term clinical outcomes in the infants were obtained. The search yielded a total of 31 empirical papers. Breastfeeding and antidepressant treatments are not mutually exclusive. Sertraline, paroxetine, nortriptyline, and imipramine are the most evidence-based medications for use during breastfeeding.

PMID:
19661763
PMCID:
PMC2902256
DOI:
10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181b52bd6
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