Did you suffer from postpartum anxiety/depression?
Share your experience
There isn’t a great deal of research on how medications affect breast milk. (Same is true for other psychotropic substances like cannabis.) Given the lack of clear medical guidelines, how do moms—and healthcare providers—decide how best to treat their anxiety or depression? What are the benefits and risks they must weigh? We’re hoping to cultivate greater understanding of, and empathy for, the hard choices new moms have to make.
We’re looking for moms who’ve had the following experiences within the last three years:
A breastfeeding mother who couldn’t take her medications and breastfeed—and her story of how she made the choice to give up one (or the other).
A breastfeeding mother who decided to start taking a pharmaceutical drug while breastfeeding, with the help of a doctor.
A breastfeeding mother who decided to continue taking a pharmaceutical drug while breastfeeding, with the help of a doctor.