Last update: July 11, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Synthetic progestin-related drug similar to the progesterone used for treatment of uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, infertility and occasionally for prostate problems.
It has been used as a birth control medication, as single component or in combination with estrogen (e.g. mestranol + chlormadinone).
No changes in prolactin were observed on plasma levels or milk production in women treated with chlormadinone.
During lactation progestin-only drugs are preferred or in combination with estrogen for birth control, but whatever, the ones with the lower doses of estrogen should be used.
For the first 6 weeks postpartum, non-hormonal methods are of choise.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
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