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Krica
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   Posted 4/2/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hi,
 
 
I have just 7 weeks to my due date. My crohn  is in total remission, CPR 9. I was told bye a few doctors in England that is safe to breastfeed while on  azathioprine. Any thoughts?? I am unsure  if i will go ahead or not. Thanks in advance .
 
 
100mg azathioprine a day, pregnancare and fish oil. Feeling wonderfull in this most special time of my life.

Stef17
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   Posted 4/2/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Dr. Hale is considered a leading expert, if not THE leading expert in the U.S. for medications and how they affect breast milk.

This is the link to his main site:

http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/

Here is the link specific to Azathioprine:
http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/discus/messages/72/143678.html?1217452138

Dr. Hale says it's safe, that not much passes through the milk at all. Best wishes for an easy delivery!!!!!

Beth
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on Imuran (azathioprine) when pg with my 1st daughter and my GI (Dr. Hanauer at Univ of Chicago) gave me the go ahead to breastfeed while taking it.

Congrats on your pregnancy and best wishes!
Beth
 
Dx in early 1999
Resection in June 2006
Currently on Humira
 


Kriss
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   Posted 4/3/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I was told not to take 6MP while pregnant or breastfeeding.. I stayed in remission all throughout my pregnancy and while breastfeeding... it was only when I stopped that my symptoms came back.. better safe than sorry, esp when it comes to your baby's health, not just yours...
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's at age 16, then with proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, 20mg Prednisone, Bentyl and Percoset as needed... just started Remicade


inflamed
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   Posted 4/3/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats! Check Dr. Hale's site. He has the best info. Even better is to talk to a Doctor or lactation consultant with access to his book.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


LMills
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   Posted 4/3/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes I feel like no matter what is in our bodies, breastfeeding is safer...I just read today a report that many baby formulas have components of ROCKET FUEL in them.
Good grief..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Krica
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   Posted 4/5/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all replies, it is not an easy decision to take, but i will get my conclusions at the end, breastfeed or not. Thnaks again
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