ABM Clinical Protocol #18: Use of Antidepressants in Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeed Med. 2015 Jul-Aug;10(6):290-9. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2015.29002.


A central goal of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Antidepressive Agents / classification
  • Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Breast Feeding / adverse effects
  • Clinical Protocols / standards*
  • Depression, Postpartum / diagnosis*
  • Depression, Postpartum / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Care
  • Mothers / psychology*
  • Societies, Medical


  • Antidepressive Agents