Cherie, I'm glad you found your way to this forum. You'll find good information and lots of support here. Cherie, I'm new to this myself (10 months) but I've learned a few things. I think you need to find a doctor who has a good understanding of autoimmune diseases. Maybe a rheumatologist. Autoimmune diseases are so hard to pin down. You don't say how you were disagnoised with lupus. The symptoms of lupus are the same as a lot of other diseases, so diagnosis is really tricky and it's best to have a doctor who has experience with those things. You'll find others on this forum who have used some natural things to help with symptoms, but if it's lupus, it's likely that you'll need some medications to manage your illness. Without those meds, you could be putting yourself at risk for long term damage. A good doctor will help you find the right combination of medications, and will be sensitive to your needs as a nursing mother. We're here to provide you support - but we won't try to substitute for the advice of your doctor. Heaing what other's have experienced is useful, though, and can even help you come up with good questions for your doctor. I wish you the best, Cherie. I know others with more experience than me will weigh in here with some good advice for you. Check in often, and welcome to the 'family.'
"If you trust Google more than you trust your doctor than maybe it's time to switch doctors."