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    Default What do I do

    My doctor has put me on breathing treatments now and it is Albuterol and it says on the box "Do not use while breastfeeding" I HAVE to take it, I have no other choice now, I have been on every medication for the penumonia and this is the last resort at getting over this, I am on cortisone as well but it says very little of it gets into the milk. I am on Anbiem for sleep and it says on the box it is fine to take while nursing. I told my doctor I am breastfeeding and he said really everything taken is passed into the breast milk. I mentioned the hydrocodone and he said Kayleigh would be fine as long as I didn't take a bunch of it. What do I do about the Albuterol? I have no choice but to take it but Kayleigh rejects bottles and I don't pump much.

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    Default Re: What do I do

    My DD was on Albuterol for RSV when she was 6 weeks old and I remember seeing that on the box. It doesn't make sense that you can't take it, but you can give it to LO I would ask your doctor

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    I told him I am breastfeeding and he said really nothing is completely safe to take, he is 70 years old so... I have to take it or continue getting worse and having a hard time breathing. I just took 2 puffs and then Kayleigh got up and I had him give her a bottle and plus I just had a hydrocodone 2 hours ago, so I figured thats to much. She was reluctant until hubby gave it to her and she took it, I felt bad but this is for her own safety. I will nurse her at her next feeding.

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    i was on it while preg. ill look in my drug book and get back to u but albuterol is almost like a topical med...it goes to ur lungs but i know it can increase ur heart rate let me see if i can find a link brb

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    I don't have any info but I hope you feel better soon. Sounds like you've been fighting this for a while now.

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    Sorry you are sick, hope you feel better soon. It sounds as if it's ok for you to take albuterol while bf. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/si...temp/~XjrWUu:2

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    Call your babies pedi and see what they say... Liek another person said - it is prescribed for children so the warning is most likely a CYA tactic. Feel better SOON
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    It really is a CYO warning - there havent been a lot of studies with Albuterol on breastfeeding mothers.

    I am a severe athsmatic - was on Advair and Albuterol during pregnancy - and use them now because I need to breathe!

    You need to get well - Pnuemonia is NOT fun nor is it easy to get rid of totally.

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    Default Re: What do I do

    I take Albuterol for asthma, did through my pregnancy and take it now periodically. My dr and the pedi both said it wouldn't hurt the baby. That's all I can help you out with. My lo doesn't seem bothered when I take it. However, I only take one puff at a time instead of the recommended two unless I need the two. Get well soon.

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