Dear Stephen,
Should I keep taking antibiotics through the end of my pregnancy and breastfeeding, or can I go off of antibiotics and trust that herbs will keep my baby from contracting lyme in utero and via breastmilk? I am concerned that the antibiotics will damage my baby’s immune system and gut health just as it’s getting established, but I also want to protect him from getting lyme. Any thoughts? Many many thanks for all you do.

Stephen’s response:
I am not up enough on antibiotics to say on this one. My tendency is to suggest the use of astragalus which is safe in pregnancy and will help the child’s immune function as it matures, to resist lyme infection.
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