What can you take for your asthma while breastfeeding?

Inhalers. Most steroid inhalers are safe during pregnancy; rescue inhalers (albuterol) may get in the breast milk, but are relatively safe compared to death from asthma. Talk to your OB or pulmonologist about your disease and your concerns re: breastfeeding.

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What to take for asthma while breastfeeding?

Asthma/breastfeeding. Most asthma medications are considered safe in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Inhaled steroids and bronchodilators do not reach significant levels in serum or breast milk and are of no concern for the breastfeeding mother. . Oral steroids such as Prednisone penetrate into the breast milk poorly and are safe for short-term use. Singulair (montelukast) can be used down to age 6 mos, so should be safe. Read more...

Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are OK. I feel your concern is about the inhaler steroids used as a controller. For the most part, very little of the drug is inhaled into your blood stream and eventually in your breast milk. If you are concerned, please discuss your questions with your child's pediatrician. Good Luck. Read more...