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Breastfeeding & Progesterone Suppositories (PIOG)

Posted by on May. 8, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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We have been TTC since AF returned in December.  It's been extremely tricky as my cycles have been over 40 days apart due to my still BF my son.  I just got a positive pregnancy test on Wednesday and my doctor confirmed my bloodwork this morning.  I have a history of miscarriage and had to take oral progesterone (prometrium) supplements during my last pregnancy with my son, who is now almost 11 months old.  My tests showed that my progesterone levels were low again and she prescribed the vaginal suppositories instead of the gel tabs.

Has anyone else had an experience with this while BF and pregnant?  I have seen many references that the oral progesterone passes through breastmilk and I'm not quite ready to wean my little one.  My doctor said the suppositories were safe, but I can't find anything online about it.

Anyone?

by on May. 8, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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by Emerald Member on May. 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM

the suppositories may just distribute tthe hormone in that area where as the gel tabs have to be digested and then passed through the whole body ending in breast milk.

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by on May. 8, 2009 at 6:54 PM

I'm not sure about the strength you will be taking but I know the kind of birth control the offered me while BF is the mini pill which is progesterone only.  The doctor said that is the only kind of hormone birth control that is safe while BF.  

I also found this:

http://www.breastfeeding.com/helpme/helpme_asklc_ans20.html

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