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Doctor insights on: Do Estrogen Levels Return To Normal After Breastfeeding

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How long after breastfeeding will estrogen levels return to normal?

How long after breastfeeding will estrogen levels return to normal?

Variable.: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3923412

in most women, estrogen levels return to normal, and ovulation resumes, within 6 months even with lactation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Hi I'm still breastfeeding my 20 month old does that affect my estrogen levels that might cause vaginal irritation and also dry skin on other breast?

Hi I'm still breastfeeding my 20 month old does that affect my estrogen levels that might cause vaginal irritation and also dry skin on other breast?

Yes: Breast-feeding does affect your estrogen levels and it can cause vaginal dryness. Dryness can result in irritation. If you have irritation, though, it's best to see your Gyn and make sure you don't have a yeast or other infection. Make sure to use a lubricant during intercourse. ...Read more

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Can estrogen in cocps actually harm my baby if taken while breastfeeding? Or will it just reduce supply? How soon after birth can I start taking it?

Can estrogen in cocps actually harm my baby if taken while breastfeeding?  Or will it just reduce supply? How soon after birth can I start taking it?

COCPS and breastmilk: Cocps are safe for use while breastfeeding, however they do reduce breastmilk supply. Best to start cocps 6-8 weeks after delivery so you can establish breastfeeding. Progestin only oral contraceptives will have less effect on milk supply .
Breastfeeding online has a great website about breastfeeding and medication:
http://breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.Y4c00jvc.Dpbs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have low Estrogen? I am breastfeeding I have 1 ovary (it has a Dermoid cyst on it). If so can it cause itchy vagina?

Is it possible to have low Estrogen? I am breastfeeding I have 1 ovary (it has a Dermoid cyst on it). If so can it cause itchy vagina?

Breastfeeding: One of the side effects of breastfeeding is inducing a low Estrogenic state. This is why many women do not have menstrual cycles while breastfeeding. Your dermoid cyst is unrelated and should be addressed by your Obgyn ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recommended: Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is a combination estrogen / Progesterone medication indicated for postmenopausal hormone replacement. The doses of estrogen and Progesterone are a tiny fraction of what is typically produced by a reproductive age women. While prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) would be of no particular benefit (and is contra-indicated) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

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On my way to wean my 5 months baby, currently she nurses 2 times/day. I have too low estrogen symptoms. Can I still breastfeed while taking Cyclacur?

On my way to wean my 5 months baby, currently she nurses 2 times/day. I have too low estrogen symptoms. Can I still breastfeed while taking Cyclacur?

Estradiol delivered : by transdermal patch does not yield high levels in breast milk, but delivery by vaginal suppository does. 5-month-olds have implicit memory & expectations that certain procedures will remain the same. Habits or learned behaviors at 6 mos. may cause a breast-fed baby to refuse a bottle from mom. If you must wean, you may need to stay away for 2-3 days & let dad or nana introduce a bottle. ...Read more

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Got shot of estrogen today for post partum depression,another tomorrow,start pills fri.is itsafe to breastfeed my 7wk old son 1/2 x a day on estrogen ?

Got shot of estrogen today for post partum depression,another tomorrow,start pills fri.is itsafe to breastfeed my 7wk old son 1/2 x a day on estrogen ?

Talk to your MD now: Breastfeeding occurs in a low estrogen state. Moreover, exogenous estrogen given to a breastfeeding mother may not only stop the process, but transfer the estrogen to your child through breast milk.There are other medications for post partum depression. Talk to your MD now. ...Read more

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What are the normal ranges for estrogen levels for a 25 yr old female?

What are the normal ranges for estrogen levels for a 25 yr old female?

Variable: The estrogen level will depend on which part of the menstrual cycle you are in, if you are menstruating. If not, it will be low. If on hormonal contraception it will depend on what kind. It will also depend on the lab procedure used. You need to check the lab normals for your personal situation. ...Read more

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Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Depends: The normal levels are determined by the lab doing the test. They method they use effects the way the test results are reported. Even more important, the timing of the test relative to the menstrual cycle has a large impact on the amount of estrogen she is producing. ...Read more

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What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

Menopause: Hormone levels start to drop around or after menopause. No specific value can be given because every woman is different. Focus on proper health (calcium and vitamin d) during this time than for an actual hormone value. That will keep you young and healthy. ...Read more

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What is normal estrogen level for men. i m 23 yrs old?

What is normal estrogen level for men. i m 23 yrs old?

Under 30: Should be under 30- optimally. But should not be too low like shouldn't be in teens ...Read more

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Which test should I go for to see if my estrogen levels are normal?

Estrogen: Before you go and get your estrogen level measured you should know whether your periods are regular or not. If they are be grateful. If not see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

Let me explain: The normal range of estrogen varies depending upon the patient's age.
A female aged 30 to 39 will average a level of 210 pg/ml.
Progesterone levels vary considerably from cycle to cycle and woman to woman.
The middle of the second half of the cycle Progesterone in a non-pregnant patient is 8 to 10, but can be high as 20 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Four days after embryo transfer the estrogen level is 950. Is this normal?

Four days after embryo transfer the estrogen level is 950. Is this normal?

Not sure: Generally, nine days after an embryo transfer, you draw your blood for a HCG level. Most clinics do not measure estrogen. If the results are low, it is generally indicative that you may not be pregnant. At our clinic, even if the levels are low, we repeat them in 3-4 days, "just to be sure". Sometimes, but not often, low e2 or HCG levels can result in a good pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens to estrogen levels if you stop getting your period, but used to have normal periods?

What happens to estrogen levels if you stop getting your period, but used to have normal periods?

It's all estrogen!: Most of the time, if you've stopped having menstrual periods, your estrogen levels are below 40. Menopause is the most common reason, but certainly is not the only reason for absent periods. Hormone evaluations are a must in this situation. ...Read more

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Are those normal hormone levels for me? Estrogen 44.2pg/ml day 3, e2 205pg/ml day14 of the cycle? Progesterone day 14 1.4ng/ml and day 21 20.94ng/ml?

Levels normal: These levels are pretty much normal. The day 21 Progesterone may be slightly low but it depends on how accurate you are in figuring out the day of the cycle. ...Read more

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How can I know if my estrogen level in the body is normal or not. Which test should I go for ?

Estrogen levels: If you are menstruating, then your E levels are good. If you are concerned about peri-menopause, or if you've had a hysterectomy, or if you're having symptoms of menopause, a blood level of LH and FSH (pituitary hormones) will be elevated if the E is low. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more