This article in Advance for Physician's Assistants, supports what most most skilled doctors and therapists have been using as a baseline to treat PPMDs... New mothers who develop postpartum depression and who want to breastfeed their infants present a treatment challenge. SSRIs may be a safe and effective option for mother and child alike.
The importance of breastfeeding should not be compromised in infants of mothers diagnosed with PPD. The use of SSRIs is not contraindicated during breastfeeding, and these medications should be considered in women who have moderate to severe PPD. While hormonal supplements have been explored as possible PPD treatments, they should not be first-line options because of limited studies and the lack of safety data. Read the entire article HERE.