Choosing a safe medication
I used to be on Wellbutrin, and it seemed to work pretty well for me (although I took a fairly low dose and wonder if a slightly higher dose would be a little better if I go back on it.) I took this while breastfeeding my older daughter from about 16 months until 5 years of age. She’s 6.5 years old now and is healthy, bright, and energetic.
I’m currently exclusively breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter with no plans to quit and no plans to introduce any other foods until 6 months. I've read that the drug of choice for breastfeeding mothers is Zoloft. However I haven't ever used it before and I'm concerned about the side effects for me.
Do you think it is a better choice for me to go on Wellbutrin, which I know works for me and has minimal side effects (but there is less research about breastfeeding it seems) or try out Zoloft that is supposed to be fairly safe during breastfeeding but has unknown effectiveness and side effects for me?