Hi there! I'm after some advice please...
I was diagnosed with RA just over a year ago after the birth of my baby. I've been breastfeeding my little girl, and so they have been able to give me hydroxychloroquine and depmedrone, which although pass through the milk only in very small quantities my consultant said. I'm now trying to wean her, as methotrexate is next on the list!
However, today she had her immunisations, which are live vaccines. She has had a really big reaction, high temp, breathing increased etc, which is not usual if they didn't have a reaction the first time. The GP I spoke to on the phone said I shouldn't be feeding her at all if I'm on this medication, and this may have just 'tipped her over the edge', we have been told to closely monitor her for the next 10 days.
My question is has anyone else been on this medication when they've been breastfeeding, and have any advice as to if I should never of taken her for her immunisations?! I feel awful that I might have caused her harm because of what I'm taking.
Thanks in advance for your help