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Can I use Prozac if I am breastfeeding?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding. This drug, which is an antidepressant, passes into breast milk. In some cases the drug hasn't affected a nursing baby at all, but in others it's caused adverse reactions such as disturbed sleep, vomiting and watery stools. If you're nursing and your doctor wants to prescribe Prozac, before you start taking it, together you should decide whether the potential benefits to you outweigh the possible risks to your baby.

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