2. Myth • Breastfeeding and PPD Meds don’t mix.
Antidepressants are often prescribed for PPD. While most are considered safe and only trace amounts are passed on through breast milk, whether you can continue to breastfeed is something you, your partner and your doctor should discuss. Depending on the severity of symptoms, your depression and inability to enjoy your newborn may be more harmful than meds or discontinuing breastfeeding.