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Breastfeeding and Adderall XR

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3/13/06 10:59 A

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Thanks for everyone's response. I have decided to wait to get back on the meds until I have stopped BF'ing. I only plan to BF until DD is 6 months old. As fast as time seems to be passing right now, I think I can manage w/o them for another 6-7 weeks.


Campbell Kathleen arrived on Nov. 6th, 2005, 5 weeks 1 day early. 5 lb, 9 oz, 19 1/4" long.

Emily Grace born October 3, 2007 weighing 8 lbs, 11 ozs and 21" long.

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3/12/06 8:10 P

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http://www.adderallxr.com/assets/p
df/prescribing_information.pdf


about 1/2 way down the 2nd page in the left hand column is this warning: "Usage in nursing mothers: Amphetamines are excreted in human milk. Mothers taking amphetamines should be advised to refrain from nursing"

also some of the side effects from adderall in children are suppression of long term growth (to the extent that height monitoring is a part of the treatment in children taking adderall long term) and sudden death!

If it gets into your milk, it gets into your baby, and I for one would listen to the people who INVENTED this drug, before I listened to my doctor, who is given incentives from the pharmaceutical companies to prescribe their drugs. also...here's an FDA statement on adderall

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/inf
opage/adderall/

this one is just FYI


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3/12/06 7:09 P

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Shiner,
Talk to your doctor. Only he or she would know what you need. If he or she says you need it and it's safe it is and take it.
Kate


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3/11/06 6:56 P

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once again corrected... pharmacudical (sp?) grade amphetamines are similar to methamphetamines (ex: crystal meth).


for more natural diet oriented ways to cope with mental illnesses such as ADD, ADHD, depression and bipolar, check out www.truehope.com


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3/7/06 2:32 P

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I took Zoloft all through my pregnancy and bf with my 2 year old. I am now on WebutrinXL. Don't go off anything with out talking to you doctor. I nursed for over a year with my daughter and she is perfect as far as development goes. I know that I needed to stay on my meds for my health and therefore the health of my baby. I have depression and knew that it was better even if there was a minute risk to stay on my meds. I knew that if I went off that I wouldn't take care of myself or eat right. After she was born I knew that I had to stay on because I wanted to be a good mom and I knew that I would be a much better mom on meds then off. You have to look at all aspects of your situation and do what is best for you. I wouldn't worry about if your child would eventually develope anything. Most mental illnesses are genetic and don't show up until the teens and early 20s. So if that child would become bipolar or depressed or whatever it wouldn't have to do with your taking meds it would do with your genetic make up or that of your family's. So do what is best for you. I beleive it is best to be on meds and be a good mom then to be off them and be a loose cannon. That would effect your child in more of a neg. way then anything.
Kate

Edited by: KATIELOU843 at: 3/7/2006 (14:36)


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3/1/06 11:18 P

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my fiance has been through the mill with add meds the last 17 yrs or so (very experienced and educated). amphetamines stay in your system on average 7-10 days. trace amounts can be found for up to 2 weeks. this can vary if administered in a time release capsule.


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3/1/06 11:12 P

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i stopped all of my meds as soon as i found out i was pregnant and refuse to go back on them until after i stop breast feeding. the only info i get is "there are plenty of healthy babies whose mothers took these meds..." but i have not yet heard or seen what long term affects these meds have on a DEVELOPING brain... how do i know exposure to these chemicals won't hinder the baby's brain to produce the natural chemicals needed to prevent similar problems later in life? (bipolar, for instance, alot of times doesn't show up til late teens or early twenties). this is just my personal thoughts on that... i'm not condesending people who do stay on meds (please don't take offense!)

it has been a long, hard road working with my mental illnesses med-free!


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3/1/06 10:26 P

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I was on Concerta before finding out I was pregnant and although the doctor said it was ok to continue, I didn't want the possibility of having a baby who was addicted to it so I stopped. I am wondering the same thing about breastfeeding though and the meds but all my regular doctor says is "talk to the psychiatrist" Of course the psychiatrist thinks I should take the meds but of course the primary care doctor thinks that if I can function at all without them, it would be best not to take them.

Don't you love doctors?!


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3/1/06 2:22 P

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I'm on prozac I need to take something for adhd too let me know what your doc says.


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3/1/06 2:16 P

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Not yet. We have an appointment with the pedi on Friday. Just wondering if any of you mom have taken adderall or other similar meds...


Campbell Kathleen arrived on Nov. 6th, 2005, 5 weeks 1 day early. 5 lb, 9 oz, 19 1/4" long.

Emily Grace born October 3, 2007 weighing 8 lbs, 11 ozs and 21" long.

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3/1/06 2:12 P

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Have you discussed this with your Primary care Dr. or your pediatrician?

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SHINER
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3/1/06 2:08 P

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I was taking adderall XR before I got pregnant and stopped taking it the day I found out I was pregnant. I currently am BFing, pumping during the day while at work. Does anyone know whether adderall will get into my breast milk and if it does is there a way I can plan when I take the meds and when I pump? The last thing I want is a wired baby! But I really need the help concentrating at work!


Campbell Kathleen arrived on Nov. 6th, 2005, 5 weeks 1 day early. 5 lb, 9 oz, 19 1/4" long.

Emily Grace born October 3, 2007 weighing 8 lbs, 11 ozs and 21" long.


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