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Lamictal and breastfeeding

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:59
hello all. I am trying to find a good resource for advice on breastfeeding while taking Lamictal and Keppra. I am 33 weeks, being induced at 38 weeks, and my neuro is basically useless. I am on 800MG Lamictal and the day after delivery I will go down to 700 and 3 days after I will go down to 600. I was on 500 before pregnancy. The advice I've been given is that if baby seems too sleepy to eat probably he is being affected by the meds, so to keep a close eye on that. I just want advice whether to try to exclusively feed, supplement with formula, etc. My OB isn't knowledgeable on this either. Does anyone know resources on this topic? Thanks


Hi, Thank you for posting, we

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2020-02-18 - 09:02
Hi, Thank you for posting, we understand this must be very confusing and frustrating,especially if you feel your doctors are not providing you with the information you need to make the best decisions for you and for your baby. It can be challenging to find a healthcare team that you’re comfortable with.It’s important to have a healthcare team that is willing to work together with you - during and after the pregnancy, as well. An Epilepsy specialist can follow you during pregnancy and after the baby is born, to make sure you are on the best medication for you and your baby. For help finding a doctor specializing in epilepsy, please visit: In addition to your doctors, talk with abreast-feeding specialist for help – they can work with you, the pediatrician,your healthcare team and help you find the best approach. more information to review with your doctor's about breastfeeding and things to consider after the baby is born,visit:, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources,  1-800-332-1000, or   Or contact your local Epilepsy Foundation: , find support groups, events, and programs in your community. 

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