Re: What can I take for anxiety while BFing?
Cal the Infant Risk Center at (806)-352-2519, M-F 8 to 5 central time. They will have the most up-to-date information.
Also, Kellymom says this about sedation (but in relation to dental work):
Triazolam and diazepam are used as oral pre-operative sedatives, often taken one hour prior to a procedure with a sip of water. If a patient is breastfeeding, the oral sedative of choice would be triazolam with a half life of 1.5-5.5 hours compared to diazepam's half life of 43 hours. Some pediatric concerns of poor suckling, lethargy and sedation have been reported with Valium. The milk to plasma ratio with Valium has been reported to be as high as 2.8.
Catherine, mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08, Toddler Boy 3/11, and Twin Girls 2/14!