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Anyone have asthma? Medication question

Just wondering what medication you take? I've always been on Advair, but wondering if there's anything better out there since I am breastfeeding. I saw my doctor yesterday and he didn't know, he said to ask our pediatrician. I feel at a loss, he did recommend singulair but I thought I had heard this is similar to a decongestant and might reduce supply.

FWIW, I've had asthma since I was 2 and have to be on something to control it, I always have.

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  • I have asthma and I was on Advair through out my pregnancy with my DD and after while breastfeeding. I was told it was fine for me to be on it during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. I never had any issues with supply until DD was 7 months but the only reason I had supply issues was due to a bad bad sinus infection that I did not get treated right away.

    This time around I am on Asthmanex (simular to advair) and only changed because our insurance does not cover Advair and it was getting too expensive to keep paying out of pocket for.

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    I have asthma and I was on Advair through out my pregnancy with my DD and after while breastfeeding. I was told it was fine for me to be on it during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. I never had any issues with supply until DD was 7 months but the only reason I had supply issues was due to a bad bad sinus infection that I did not get treated right away.

    This time around I am on Asthmanex (simular to advair) and only changed because our insurance does not cover Advair and it was getting too expensive to keep paying out of pocket for.

    Good to know-- thanks for sharing! I have insurance that covers Advair but I still hate spending $30 on it every month-- eek.

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    I am on Advair and singulair. I haven't had any supply issues. I also needed two rounds of prednisone for bronchitis/asthma exacerbations last month and I kept breastfeeding through that without any issues.

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