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    Dear Dr. Hale and Colleagues, I am an LC working with a mother of a newborn who is taking the following medications daily: Subutex 18 mg, Clonidine 0.1mg, Atarax 25 mg, Prozac 20 mg, Seroquel 100 mg, Effexor 150 mg, THC smoked 3 X a day. Realizing that all these medications have the potential for sedation, is there a point at which breastfeeding should not be recommended? The baby's provider and nurses are all feeling uncomfortable about this. Thank you in advance for your advice.

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    My opinion is that this mix is simply too much for a newborn. There are too many sedative drugs here for the infants safety

    I'd suggest withdrawing the mom off of the more sedating drugs. But that is a job for a physician to do carefully.

    Tom Hale Ph.D.