Yesteday I went to the eye doctor because I was having problems with my vision and she prescibed a medication called prednisolone, which is a steroid. It basically is supposed to help reduce the inflammation in my eye.
The doctor and the pharmacist both said that it was OK to use during breastfeeding because minimal amounts pass along in the milk, but of course, I am still paranoid. I went online as soon as I got home and read about the medication and one of the websites stated that "Small amounts of this medication do pass into breast milk and may cause growth suppression or a decrease in natural adrenocorticosteroid-hormone production in the nursing infant." Wonderful. So I am so confused as to what to do - I still have not taken the medication and I'm due back to the doctor on Monday. The inflammation in my eye is bad, but not serious, and truthfully, I'd rather have a bad eye than pose any health risk to my child.
I am going to call the doctor again tomorrow, but just wanted some support and if anyone has had experienced something similar.
Thanks in advance!