Tuesday, November 25, 2003

News - Small Study Suggests Breastfed Infants Show Little Effect When Moms Take Anti-Depressant
"NEW HAVEN, CT -- November 25, 2003 -- Most breastfed infants nurse without showing meaningful effects from their mothers taking 20-40 mg of the anti-depressant fluoxetine (Prozac) daily, according to a study by Yale researchers. Postpartum major depression affects about 10 percent of women. Prozac belongs to a class of anti-depressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which are the most commonly prescribed class of anti-depressants for post-partum depression...."

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