Last update: July 15, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Synthetic progesterone. Used for the treatment of endometriosis.
In association with estrogen it has been used as a birth-control medication (e.g. Estradiol + Dienogest)
A latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found. Progesterone and other related progestin drugs are excreted into breast milk in clinically non-significant amount, and, no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were treated with this medication. Plasma levels of these infants were usually very low.
It has been occasionally observed an increase of prolactin with increased milk production, however, it would be advisable to start taking it until breastfeeding is well established (first 4 to 6 weeks postpartum).
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 Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
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