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    I have a 2 week old baby and I need to receiveA 1 gram solumedrol IV for MS flare. Do I need to pump and discard? If so, for how long? I will be receiving this 1 gram per month for 6 months. Baby is doing so well with breastfeeding so I am a little nervous to disrupt his routine. Thanks for your help!

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    Hi, thanks for your post.

    Breastfeeding right after the 1g dose is probably OK, but we don't know for sure. Waiting 6-12 hours after your dose before you resume feeding will drastically reduce the baby's exposure to the steroid. You do not need to pump and dump; steroids in your milk are reabsorbed into your bloodstream as your plasma levels fall. We discuss steroids in more detail at the link below.
    http://mommymeds.com/frequently-asked-questions/steroids

    For anyone reading this, please post again or call us at the InfantRisk Center, (806)352-2519, if this has not completely answered your question. I would also appreciate you filling out a 2 minute survey about your time on the forum:

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