I did my research, and I just don't feel safe giving that evil drug to him. The same people that tell us that the prednisone is safe for our babies are the ones that tell us it is safe for us - when I know that it causes some serious problems for me and a lot of other people.
It's a choice I had to make, and both my GI doctor and pharmacist agreed with me. He was breastfed for nearly 7 months, which is great!! Formula is proven 100% safe, whereas the drug is not.
I have already dealt with the negative responsives from all the pro-breastfeeding women I know. I have already dealt with the guilt. Ultimately, though, I have to do what is best for me and my baby. This is the decision that I feel is best for us.
Diagnosed with UC in Jan 2006
took Asacol and 2 pred tapers
pregnant in Jan 2007 - went off meds
flare during pregnancy - went back on Asacol and pred taper
stopped drugs for nursing and now taking a holistic approach
Currently taking congaplex, zymex, multizyme, l-glutamine, calsol, protefood, colechol II and homeopathic "intestinal distress" drops.