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Breastfeeding and Zoloft

Dr. Samantha Radford is a chemist with expertise in Public Health. She focuses on how mothers and babies are exposed to chemicals, and what the effects of those chemicals are. In addition, Samantha owns Evidence-based Mommy, where she helps mothers and their kids to thrive using science and wellness. Samantha has four children of her own.

Is Zoloft safe for breastfeeding?

Whether you’ve dealt with mental health challenges in the past, or it’s a new experience for you due to postpartum hormone changes, anxiety and depression can be debilitating for a new mom. And while there’s several ways to help with PPA or PPD, one of the most common remedies is to prescribe Zoloft (sertraline). 

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The Emotional Side of Low Milk Supply

Read this blog post at Breastfeeding Basics!

The Emotional Side of Low Milk Supply

 

Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding: A Book Review

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding her son.

In my opinion, Dr. Jennifer Thomas is often literally the final word in breastfeeding advocacy. In my group of Admins on my Facebook page, The Badass Breastfeeder, we have what we call a “Dr. Jen Smackdown.” This refers to responding to a question or comment with quotes or articles by Dr. Jen. This information generally brings the conversation/debate/argument to a complete stop, as there’s no way to deny the logic and scholarship of her work on breastfeeding. “Smackdown applied!” someone will message me when they just resorted to posting Dr. Jen’s material. [Read more…]

The Making of The Badass Breastfeeder: My Breastfeeding Story

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder

I always knew I wanted to breastfeed. I don’t remember ever seeing anyone do it. I just thought it sounded right. I read a lot on the subject and knew it could be hard work. I knew to watch out for hospital staff giving my baby a pacifier and a bottle as this might cause nipple confusion. I knew I needed to start immediately after delivery. It was on my birth plan and the nurses were on board. [Read more…]