Psychotropic Drugs and Lactation: To Nurse or not to Nurse

Zivanit Ergaz, Asher Ornoy

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParenthood and Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationA Bridge between Infant and Adult Psychiatry
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 16 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Anticonvulsants, mood-stabilizers - used for treatment of bipolar disorders
  • Benzodiazepines - controlling anxiety, panic attacks and seizures
  • Butirophenones - used in treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Drug excretion into breast milk - exposing infant to different levels of drugs
  • Phenothiazines - used in treatment of psychosis
  • Psychotropic drugs and lactation - to nurse or not to nurse
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) - short gestation and poor neonatal adaptation
  • Tricyclic antidepressants - no adverse effects reported in breastfed infants

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