Category Archives: children

It’s a girl! Baby Addled has arrived!

Baby Addled arrived via emergency c-section early in the morning on April 17.

Since then, I have been recovering from the surgery, adjusting to parenthood, and trying to get the hang of breastfeeding.

This is a quick post (after so many months!) because I’m also trying to finish my academic work by a pressing deadline.

In the meantime, has anyone heard of ritalin inhibiting the production of breastmilk? I had issues with my milk coming in and wondered if it might be because of methylphenidate. Apparently prolactin (the chemical that makes milk come in) is the opposite of dopamine, which is stimulated by stimulants. Too much dopamine = too little prolactin (and no milk), but there doesn’t seem to be any research on this. Anyone else heard of any?