Last update: Feb. 7, 2020

Menses

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

When Breastfeeding is exclusive menses are usually missing. If menstrual bleeding occurs it does not represent any harm while suckling.

Some mothers may complaint of increased nipple sensibility.

Some times the baby nurses less often possibly due to a change on milk’s flavor.

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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References

  1. Burch R. Epidemiology and Treatment of Menstrual Migraine and Migraine During Pregnancy and Lactation: A Narrative Review. Headache. 2020 Jan;60(1):200-216. Abstract
  2. Sridhar A, Salcedo J. Optimizing maternal and neonatal outcomes with postpartum contraception: impact on breastfeeding and birth spacing. Matern Health Neonatol Perinatol. 2017 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Yate ZM. A Qualitative Study on Negative Emotions Triggered by Breastfeeding; Describing the Phenomenon of Breastfeeding/Nursing Aversion and Agitation in Breastfeeding Mothers. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2017 Nov-Dec;22(6):449-454. Abstract
  4. Lawrence RA, Lawrence RM. Breastfeeding. A guide for the medical profession. Eighth Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2016
  5. Berens P, Labbok M; Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.. ABM Clinical Protocol #13: Contraception During Breastfeeding, Revised 2015. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Jan-Feb;10(1):3-12. Abstract
  6. Kramer MS, Kakuma R. Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Aug 15;(8):CD003517. Abstract
  7. Naqvi HM, Baseer A. Milk composition changes--a simple and non-invasive method of detecting ovulation in lactating women. J Pak Med Assoc. 2001 Mar;51(3):112-5. Abstract
  8. Hartmann PE, Prosser CG. Acute changes in the composition of milk during the ovulatory menstrual cycle in lactating women. J Physiol. 1982 Mar;324:21-30. Abstract

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