Asking For A Solution, I Have A Mental Disorder. I Am Still Taking Medicine?
Asalmkum I want to ask how is the solution I want to breastfeed but I am still taking the medicine for haloveridol
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Haloperidol is an antipsychotic class of drugs used to treat mental disorders in psychosis, such as schizophrenia or crazy people. This drug works by stabilizing the work of brain chemicals or neurotransmitters, so that it can cause tranquility in people who consume them. This drug is used in the long term. If consumed irregularly or stop suddenly without a psychiatrist's doctor's instructions can cause a recurrence of psychotic symptoms that have been experienced before.
Meanwhile, all types of antipsychotic drugs, including haloperidol, can enter breast milk. So it should not be used for nursing mothers. However, if the use of these drugs is needed by your body, you should be patient to not be able to breastfeed your baby until you have finished taking medication.
You need to consider wisely, that if you prefer to breastfeed your baby than taking this drug, of course it can cause the effects of psychosis after the drug is stopped. When that happens you just become unable to care for your baby, let alone feed him. But if you can be patient, you can still care for your baby even if you don't feed him with the milk you have.
You should also discuss this with your psychiatrist, yes.
Thus hopefully useful.