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breastfeeding and copoxone

Postby rpresley » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:01 pm

Hi I was diagnosed in October 2012. When I found out I was pregnant when I was told I might never become pregnant. I went off medication. Now I am breastfeeding my 7 week old and the doctor thinks it will be to long to be off medication. I am due to start copoxone and when I ask the safety I was told no studies have been done. I am wondering if others have had a similar story. I am really concerned but I don't want to stop breastfeeding. I have read that it is believed to be to large of a molecule to be passed but also read that some reported baby's itched after breastfeeding moms took medication and then breastfeed. Please help if you have any advice.

Thanks,
A concerned mother
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Re: breastfeeding and copoxone

Postby ElliotB » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:34 pm

You should probably seek advise only from your neurologist and Shared Solutions.
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Re: breastfeeding and copoxone

Postby NHE » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:26 pm

Hi rpresley,
Welcome to ThisIsMS. Here is some information I hope you can use.

Thomas Hale is the author of Medications and Mothers' Milk
http://www.ibreastfeeding.com/catalog/p ... _info.html

This book is also available from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Medications-Mothe ... homas+hale

Also check this site for info and do a search for copaxone.
http://www.infantrisk.com/forum/forum.php
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Re: breastfeeding and copoxone

Postby lyndacarol » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:40 pm

rpresley wrote:Hi I was diagnosed in October 2012. When I found out I was pregnant when I was told I might never become pregnant. I went off medication. Now I am breastfeeding my 7 week old and the doctor thinks it will be to long to be off medication. I am due to start copoxone and when I ask the safety I was told no studies have been done. I am wondering if others have had a similar story. I am really concerned but I don't want to stop breastfeeding. I have read that it is believed to be to large of a molecule to be passed but also read that some reported baby's itched after breastfeeding moms took medication and then breastfeed. Please help if you have any advice.

Thanks,
A concerned mother

Welcome to ThisIsMS again, rpresley. Please check your new messages for my earlier response.
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