Monday, May 5, 2008

Study: Breastfeeding while on Antiepileptic Drugs (like Lamictal) OK.

I was happy to read this morning on WebMD that a study released a few weeks ago says that the use of epilepsy medications does not appear to affect cognitive abilities in babies. In fact the breastfed infants whose mothers were on anticonvulsants (like Lamictal which I'm on to treat my bipolar disorder) scored higher on the scored Mental Development Index.

I've now been breastfeeding for 4 1/2 months and I continually wonder if being exposed to lamictal affects my daughter. As I posted previously the studies on the subject are very limited however none showed negative results they just showed that the drug is passed through breastmilk to the baby.

Here's the article
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