I was just diagnosed with PPD and the doctor didn't want to prescribe antidepressants because I am breastfeeding. She prescribed temazepam instead and her suggestion is that I feed LO, take the temazepam and sleep through the night, meanwhile DH should take over the night feedings with pumped BM (I have no stash) or start to use formula. Then she said i can resume breastfeeding in the morning.
My concerns -
1. Sleep alone ain't gonna fix PPD ---> loss of hope for end to PPD ---> PPD gets worse.
2. From what I read, temazepam seems worse than Zoloft --->anxiety over taking this medication ---> PPD gets worse.
3. I'll end up losing supply and formula feeding ---> PPD gets worse.
4. DH will wake me anyway if LO is crying ---> have to care for baby while heavily medicated ---> PPD gets worse.
Anyone with any experience with temazepam & breastfeeding? Am I crazy to think my doctor is not up to date on her info - it's a GP?
Should I get a second opinion? I really think I need antidepressants to kick that switch to get myself better, if that makes sense.