Last update: Jan. 10, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Excreted into breast milk in a non-significant amount with no side-effects observed in breastfed infants of treated mothers. The plasma levels in those infants have been undetectable or very low.
During the first 6 weeks after birth, non-hormonal methods are of choice as contraceptives.
If associated to estrogens may inhibit lactation. It is recommended the use of contraceptive medication that does not contain estrogens, or, better if it contains progestogen alone.
We do not have alternatives for Progesterone since it is relatively safe.
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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