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Anxiety and breastfeeding?

Postby Lilone93 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:37 pm

Hi mummas
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and suffer with anxiety. It has gotten worse during pregnancy and I so desperately want to breastfeed my baby however I am worried my anxiety is going to affect my supply? Would love to hear from some mummas that have successfully breastfed who suffer from anxiety or just have advice in general.
Thanks so much xoxoxox
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Re: Anxiety and breastfeeding?

Postby Feebes » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:26 pm

Welcome to the forum, Lilone93!

I have breastfed my baby when I had anxiety, that was a little while ago as she is coming up to 8.

I felt that there was no effect on my supply etc because I had anxiety, I was also on medication for it. The medication that I was taking was compatible with breastfeeding.

Best wishes for your impending birth!

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Re: Anxiety and breastfeeding?

Postby Esther » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:31 pm

Hello, Congrats on your pregnancy and welcome to the forum!

I suffer from anxiety. Medicated with 2 children. Had no impact on my breastfeeding. I actually tended towards over supply!

If you have any concerns about medications, there are several medicine helplines you can contact to discuss meds and breastfeeding. You are also bery welcome to contact a breastfeeding counsellor on our 24/7 helpline to discuss some strategies. Breastfeeding counsellors aren’t medically trained, but are great to help you work out a plan if what you want to do and how you plan to go about it.

All the best with the rest of your pregnancy and look forwards to hearing how it all goes :-)
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