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Asthma and Breastfeeding

As a community pharmacist I often saw patients repeatedly ordering their blue inhalers to relieve symptoms of asthma because they were scared that the brown preventer inhalers contained steroid and would make them look like body builders. This is, of course not going to happen using inhalers correctly. Oral thrush can be common if inhaler technique is poor but simple things like rinsing the mouth after use or using a spacer can help. Talk to your specilialist asthma nurse if you are struggline with symptoms.

If we add in breastfeeding it is no surprise that mothers are concerned about their medication use to control asthma but without cause. Inhalers and steroids are compatible with breastfeeding. Not only that but breastfeeding helps to minimise the risk of your baby developing asthma in the future according to new research.

This weekend symptoms of asthma are predicted to be high because of very high pollen counts coupled with the risk of thunderstorms which can be a bad combination.

I hope this factsheet taken largely from Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions helps

wendy@breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk

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Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions, Wendy Jones