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Estrogen and breast feeding

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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My dr has prescribed me Vagifem which is an estrogen tablet inserted into the vagina. She has assured me that it is safe to use while breast feeding but I trust you ladies with that information far more than a woman who receives kick backs. Anyone know anything about it? Better rt, anyone here ever USE it? Any help would be much appreciated!
by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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Junebaby18
by Nannerz on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:29 PM
Estrogen will kill your supply.
Amycapl
by Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM
That's what I was afraid of

Quoting Junebaby18: Estrogen will kill your supply.
hnischke
by Heather on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM
What is it for? I've never heard of that before.
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM
I was prescribed Premarin after my first baby, for vaginal dryness/elasticity. My Dr knew I was breastfeeding but this Dr had given me bogus info before so I looked into this. I never used it thankfully because it can kill your supply. This dr is no longer my dr!
Amycapl
by Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:39 PM
For help with dryness and elasticity.

Quoting hnischke: What is it for? I've never heard of that before.
Amycapl
by Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:40 PM
I was feeling like this dr was being a bit over prescribey. (New word.) I also have a strong family history of breast cancer which worries me about this

Quoting mostlymaydays: I was prescribed Premarin after my first baby, for vaginal dryness/elasticity. My Dr knew I was breastfeeding but this Dr had given me bogus info before so I looked into this. I never used it thankfully because it can kill your supply. This dr is no longer my dr!
Aslen
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:40 PM
It can kill supply. Are you on any BC now? I will admit, I'm lucky.... estrogen doesn't mess with my supply
Amycapl
by Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Nope no bc

Quoting Aslen: It can kill supply. Are you on any BC now? I will admit, I'm lucky.... estrogen doesn't mess with my supply
Aslen
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Has your thyroid been checked recently op?
Amycapl
by Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM
No. I'm guessing maybe it should be?

Quoting Aslen: Has your thyroid been checked recently op?
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