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I am taking Prednisone for postpartum hives. I have a 5 week…

I am taking Prednisone for...
I am taking Prednisone for postpartum hives. I have a 5 week old newborn that is exclusively breastfeeding every 2-3 hours.The first taper i did was 9 days - highest dosage being 30mg once in the morning.Hives came back so I’m doing a second round - 28 days: 40 mg x 4 days, 20 mg for 8 days, and 10 mg for 16 days.I’m trying to wait at least 3 hours after taking the steroid to feed her or pump.Any long term affects to consider for my baby?
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Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified Pediatrician
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Hello and thank you for requesting me. Prednisone is considered safe and compatible with breastfeeding. My resource states to wait 4 hours after taking your dose to breast feed. No long term risks to the baby at all. I hope your hives resolve soon and congratulations on the birth of your baby!
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Since she eats so frequently 4 hours is a challenge...if I can only wait 3 does that make an impact on the risks?
Probably not, no. She should be fine.
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You are welcome. You may consider alternate day single dose treatment that would be safer for both. Good luck.
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