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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: TV | 2004/09/22

Q.

Thyriod problems

I have Hashimotos Desease, and had my Thyriod removed when I was 7. (I take Eltroxin every day ever since). I am now 11 weeks pregnant and 28 years old and I would really like to breast feed, but I am very concerned that the the Eltroxin might be passed through the breast milk and could this effect the baby.



Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Eltroxin does cross the placenta to a limited degree, but it has never been shown to have any effect on the baby. The advice would definitely be to continue with your thyroid hormone replacement therapy (at the correct levels)throughout pregnancy and while breast feeding.

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