First time mom here, but I've definitely had my fair share of depression and anxiety in the past, so it came as no surprise to me when I started feeling irrationally terrified that something awful was going to happen to my daughter or my husband or me. It was manageable the first week, but got much harder in the second, and is only getting worse. Anyway, it sounds like my OB wants to put me on Zoloft, because studies have shown that it's the safest anti-depressant for a breastfeeding mom. But I'm reluctant, because I've been scouring the internet, and can't seem to find any information as to what its LONG TERM effects might be on a baby. The idea of taking something that has really only been extensively studied in the short term scares the daylights out of me (shocker, I have an anxiety disorder!). But it's not a crazy-outlandish concern, right? Lots of people have been prescribed medications in the past while pregnant or breastfeeding, only to find out later that their children suffered previously unknown consequences, haven't they? Does anyone know of a study done on the long term effects Zoloft has had on breastfed babies?