Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and ADHD medication

In this episode, I'm joined by Rodney Whyte, a highly experienced pharmacist specializing in the effects of medications on pregnancy, breastfeeding, pediatrics, and women's health. We dive deep into a topic that's close to the hearts of many of our listeners: ADHD medication and its impact during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

We tackle your burning questions head-on:

Is it safe to take ADHD medication during pregnancy? Rodney shares the latest research findings and dispels some common myths.  Remember, every pregnancy is unique, and it's crucial to have an open and honest conversation with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks for you and your baby.

What about breastfeeding? This is where things get a bit more complex. We discuss the information provided by the Infant Risk Center and emphasize the importance of consulting with your healthcare provider, especially considering the age and health of your little one.

To medicate or not to medicate? We understand that this is a deeply personal decision. Rodney and I stress the importance of taking an individualized approach, factoring in your specific medication, health history, and the potential impact on both you and your baby.

Prioritizing your well-being as a Mum. It's easy to forget about ourselves when we're caring for a new life, but your mental and emotional health matters. If ADHD medication is a vital part of managing your symptoms and functioning well, don't hesitate to talk to your doctor.

This episode is packed with valuable insights and resources for all you incredible ADHD mums out there who are navigating pregnancy and breastfeeding. Remember, you're not alone in this journey.

Reach out to your medical team for personalised guidance, and don't forget to connect with our supportive community of fellow mums. We're all in this together!

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**This podcast episode is not to replace individual advice, and is general education only**

Rodney mentions  www.infantrisk.com and https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/

Check out Millie Carr's books on ADHD at https://milliecarrbooks.com/

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About the Author Jane McFadden

Jane McFadden, former psychologist turned neurodiversity specialist, found her passion after a late ADHD and autism diagnosis. She's the founder of Australia's largest online psychology company, helping veterans with PTSD. Now, she hosts the popular podcast "ADHD Mums" and speaks on neurodiversity, focusing on women and girls. Jane resides on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

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