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    Default solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    i rec'd a one time dose of solu-medrol 125 mg injection - is ok to bf? i found at kellymom - http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/....html#Steroids

    but is this considered a "high dosage" ? i can't get the link at kelly mom for high dosage methylpred. to work?

    the dr told me to pump and dump, but it seems like this is unnecessary? any other mamas had this injection?

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    Default Re: solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    Did you check Dr Hales forums?
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    I've looked it up in Dr. Hale's book for you. Here's the info:

    A Medication Guide for Breastfeeding Moms by Thomas Hale and Ghia McAfee, p. 155

    Used in normal doses, it would be very unikely to affect a breastfed infant. But, the effect depends on dose and duration of exposure. In general, the amount of this and other steroids transferred into breast milk is minimal as long as the dose does not exceed 80mg per day. However, relating the side effects of steroids received from breastmilk with the maternal dose is difficult. Each situation should be evaluated individually. Extended use of high doses could cause the infant to have steroid side effects including decreased linear growth rate (height). Low to moderate doses are believed to have minimal effects on breastfed infants. See prednisone.

    Time to clear: 11-14hrs
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    Pregnancy Risk Catergory: C
    Adult dose: 2-60mg daily
    Alternative: prednisone

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    Prednisone: p. 200

    Only small amounts (0.14%) of most corticosteroids are transferred into breastmilk. Even in larger doses, they are not contraindicted in breastfeeding mothers. Brief applications of high dose steroids are probably not contraindicted as the overall exposure is low.
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    Default Re: solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    so is prednisone the same thing, or something different? based on this, it sounds like i should be ok, even though it is a high dose?

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    Default Re: solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    i saw on dr. hales' forums, he mentions a monograph in his book re: methylpred. what does the monograph say?

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    Default Re: solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    From what I gather prednisone is not the same, just an alternative. y/k? DId he say why the large dose?

    BTW - how old is baby?
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    Default Re: solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    he is almost 1 year old. he gets a little solid food each day (but not much, like maybe a few tablespoons total)

    the large does was due to an allergic rash, a one time shot to help me get over it quick

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    THat does make it 'better', that he's older. When are you scheduled to get the injection?

    Can you call DS' pedi beforehand to discuss it with them if you're concerned?
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    Default Re: solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*number3 View Post
    THat does make it 'better', that he's older. When are you scheduled to get the injection?

    Can you call DS' pedi beforehand to discuss it with them if you're concerned?
    i have already had the shot, and now am trying to decide how long/if to pump and dump. i am certain his pedia would say not to BF, b/c his pedia is almost anti-BF in general. but otherwise is a good pedia... i suspect he will push me to stop bf'ing totally after 1 yr, which i will NOT do.

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    Default Re: solu-medrol 125 mg injection - ok to bf?

    Oh - okay - missed that. How long ago?
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    I lost 22 lbs in 8 months... with a bit of determination and common sense information from this book.

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