Thank you for sharing your story! I didn’t get on antidepressants until after birth (PPD/PPA) and was really lucky that my doc told me it was 100% fine to nurse on my meds and didn’t try to guilt me about it at all.

Although when I quit nursing after a year, she advised me to switch to Effexor (I’d tried a bunch at this point) and when I finally went off it, the withdrawal was worse than I ever could have imagined.

I’m so glad you were strong enough to advocate for yourself and that you found what works for you!

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