Breast feeding on pentasa-- have you done it?

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   Posted 9/15/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on pentasa all through my pregnancy on GI's advice to maintain remission. Now that I am breastfeeding I was still taking it. My pediatrician and lactation consultants all said it was an L3 drug, and not enough is known. But, they said to stay on it if I needed it to stay healthy. I've stayed on it for 2+ weeks, but finally called my GI to see if I still really needed it (I've been in remission for years and never notice a difference if I skip Pentasa for a day or 2). He said he couldn't make a recommendation either way and I could go off if I want, though he warned me it would be bad if I flared now too. So, now I can't decide if I want to stay on it. I would prefer to go off, but am worried that I could not be a good Mom if a flare started, and I am sure I would be a mess if I had to go on pred.

Anyone have any advice/experience with this?
Currently in remission!

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   Posted 9/15/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure where you live, but where I live there is a program called Mother Risk , it is run out of the children's hosptial, you can just call them and they give the advice on a medication. Maybe you have something like that where you live.

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   Posted 9/15/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Search this and you can find info on pentasa and breastfeeding!!!
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