Taking care of a new baby while taking care of yourself can be challenging, and you may have many questions. It is important to monitor your IBD symptoms during the peri and postpartum time period. There is a small risk for flare in the first few months postpartum, so please keep in touch with your gastroenterologist. You may have many questions regarding your IBD medications and breastfeeding. Most IBD medications can be continued during breastfeeding, please speak with your physician regarding your specific IBD medications.
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Yes, you can breastfeed while on biologic medications for IBD (e.g. infliximab, adalimumab, ustekinumab, vedolizumab). Very tiny amounts of these biologic medications cross into the breastmilk, and as they are proteins, they would be digested by the infant’s stomach acid.