Anyone Take Singulair While Breastfeeding?

Updated on October 22, 2010
L.S. asks from Worcester, MA
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I was prescribed singulair along with some inhaled asthma meds. I've been taking the inhalers for years, but my asthma is really bad right now. I'm breastfeeding a 20 month old, but only in the morning and at night. I take the med in the morning after he feeds, then he goes like 10 hours before he gets milk again. I was told it was safe, but now I've read conflicting things so of course I get nervous. Anyone know what Thomas Hale says? I don't have his book.

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So What Happened?

I'm taking singulair at bed now, right after my son nurses. So this way by the time he nurses again, almost 24 hours have passed. I would be more concerned if he was nursing all day and night, but now we are once a day.

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answers from Hartford on

I took singulair all through pregnancy and breastfeeding and my kids are fine.


answers from Boston on

One of my friends got off her inhalers 18 years ago, and other friend got her 2 girls of their inhalers & nebulizers by using a totally safe nutritional supplement (no drugs, no stimulants, no chemicals). It's safe for preemies and pregnant/bf'ing women. They are symptom-free and it's saving them so much money and aggravation. Since you are concerned about side effects, you might want to look at this. If so, email me back.



answers from Los Angeles on

I'm a life-long asthmatic. I take Singulair, Proventil, and Serevent on a regular basis, and did (per my ob's orders) through my pregnancy and breastfeeding. My DD was fine (and I was taking all those when she was an infant and nursing round the clock). You need to be able to breathe! It's really important!! ;)

Do you take any steroid inhalers? I do not, but only because I am a singer and one of the side effects (that I DID experience) is hoarseness). They worked very well for my asthma, though, and I've had friends who've been able to come off of all other meds when using steroidal inhalers...just another thought.



answers from Boston on

no but my oldest has taken it to treat his asthma since he was 18 months old or so.

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