08-02-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2016
Breastfeeding and Medications

Hi All-
I am currently breastfeeding my almost 5 week old and I have recently starting developing flare symptoms. My Dr. as suggested a short duration of prednisone - is it okay while breastfeeding? Any advice? My Dr. said it would be okay but just like hearing from some other moms out there who've gone through this. I am just feeling worried about exposing my little to it.

Also have any of you taken probiotics and digestive enzymes while breastfeeding? Or know if it is okay to do so?

08-02-2016, 06:44 PM   #2
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I don't have any personal experience but I know my friend was on prednisone for several weeks while she was 6 months pregnant. No issues, she has a very sweet and healthy 2 year old boy.
08-03-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2016
Thank you for the feedback
11-25-2017, 05:22 PM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2017
Here trying to get the same answer. How did it go for you. My son is almost 1 and I need to start a high dose taper schedule. Start at 40mg and go down weekly I believe. Worried about bfing.
12-14-2018, 11:29 AM   #5
Join Date: Feb 2016
Iím due in May and have been having a hard time with this as well. Iím considering trying to come off my remicade so I can nurse and hoping to control crohns with diet 🤞🏻 Anyway, I have a friend who has a different autoimmune disease and is on a constant dose of prednisone. She remained on it through pregnancy and I believe she went 7 months nursing. Her twin girls are healthy. Itís definitely a personal choice... a very hard personal choice (for me at least).

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