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#1 of 2 Old 11-21-2012, 02:29 PM - Thread Starter
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My son is 6 months old, and is breastfed.


I was just diagnosed with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. I am waiting to see a GI and get a liver biopsy, but I need to find out everything I can before I go to this meeting, because I am NOT willing to give up nursing my son before he at least turns 1. (Ideally, I won't wean him until he's ready, but 1 is my bare minimum.)

Does anyone know if I will be told to wean or forced to? I'm really scared here, but need to sort this piece of the puzzle out.


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I don't know if this will help, but I have hepatitis and can breastfeed without issue. I also have fatty liver I believe. If I chose to be treated then no, I couldn't nurse during and 6 months after treatment. My doctor was comfortable with me prolonging treatment. I'd try to call the GI you'll be seeing just to ask.


I'm sorry to hear that though :-(

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