A 30-year-old female asked:
Is it safe to take metformin for pcos while breastfeeding my 8 month old?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It is safe/increases: All evidence shows that taking metformin and brest feeding is safe.It can also increase the production of milk with mothers with pcos.
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes.: Only 0.28% of the weight-normalized maternal dose of metformin enters human breast milk. In rodents, the metformin concentration in milk approaches that of the maternal plasma. This is well below the 10% level usually expected for the concentration to have a clinical impact.
Please do not attempt another pregnancy until the first birthday of your little one, though. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily!
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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