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Prozac Used by Breastfeeding Mothers May Affect Baby's Weight

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  • Continuing to take Prozac while breastfeeding is not associated with any unusual behavior in children, but it is linked to reduced growth.
  • The drug may directly inhibit weight gain in these infants, or it could be a result of a behavior by the mothers.
  • There are alternative antidepressant medications that nursing mothers could take that do not seem to affect babies.

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