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Prometrium 200 mg Vaginally and nursing a toddler

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    Hello we ate trying for another baby avd the fertility dr put me on Prometrium 200 mg to be taken vaginally twice per day. I only breastfeed my daughter once per day at night. Is this medication ok to take while breastfeeding a toddler once per day? Thankyou

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    Prometrium is just a form of progesterone. "Progesterone is a naturally occurring steroid (progestin) that is secreted by the ovary, placenta, and adrenal gland. Although the plasma levels following oral progesterone are low, in some mothers oral progestins may suppress milk productions. Always warn mothers to watch for lower milk production. Intravaginal preparations are of limited concern since although the intrauterine levels are high, the plasma levels are low." (Medications and Mothers' Milk database, Dr Thomas Hale PhD).

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center