I am currently pregnant, too, and have been investigating breastfeeding. I got Dr. Hale's book from the library - Medications and Mother's Milk - and have discussed it with my OB, GI, and three pediatricians. All advised against breastfeeding on the medications I take, which are Asacol and Rowasa. Dr. Hale has proven that mesalamine is transferred via breast milk and there are babies who have negative reactions to it. So, I will be formula-feeding, as that is what I am most comfortable with.
As you do your research, you will find a ton of contradictory evidence. You just have to digest it all and decide what works best for you.
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)