Breastfeeding through fertility treatment

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Breastfeeding through fertility treatment

Post by madhuulii » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:33 am

Hi all, I am after some advice and to hear of others experiences.

I am 42 years old and currently breastfeeding my 11.5 month old daughter 3-4 times a day. She was conceived while doing a tracking cycle at a fertility clinic- using ovidrel to trigger ovulation and progesterone support from 3 days post ovulation to around 13 weeks gestation. My cycle returned within 3 months of my daughters birth, despite exclusively breastfeeding her. We have been trying to conceive for a few months, and have sadly had two chemical pregnancies in that time.

My questions is - Has anyone used an ovidrel trigger or progesterone pessaries while breastfeeding? I have received very mixed views on the safety of using these drugs. I was originally told they would be fine ( and used them for a couple of cycles) but have subsequently received conflicting advice. I obviously don't want to do anything which may harm my daughter, but would prefer not to wean her (and she is very resistant to that idea too!)

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Breastfeeding through fertility treatment

Post by fellare » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:58 am

Welcome here! I haven't used these meds, but other ones and am also all breastfeeding.

Best advise you can hey is from Rodney white, he's on the monash medicine information line. He's an expert on medication and breastfeeding.
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Re: Breastfeeding through fertility treatment

Post by wilfred » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:39 am

Definitely call Rodney White, he gave me great advice for my epilepsy meds.
Me: 38
DH: 38
DS1: 11.5 bf for 6 weeks
DD1: 8.5 bf for 13 weeks
DS2: 6.5 bf for 26 months
DD2: 4 bf for 3 yrs and 2 weeks

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