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PCOS and breastfeeding

Hi all

Does anyone here have PCOS? If so, did you have low supply issues when breastfeeding? A lactation consultant I met with has me starting back on metformin to hopefully help with supply. If anyone has any success stories, I'd love to hear them for some encouragement. Thanks!
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Re: PCOS and breastfeeding

  • I have PCOS, now I'm not sure if my low supply was due to that or other factors like tongue tie etc. But the point is I had a low supply and we figured it out. I went on domperidone, made lactation cookies was on herbal supplements and we sorted it out. We are 100 breastfeeding now. It takes work so don't give up! I had to pump in the middle of the night for a few months to have milk to supplement her. Now she doesn't need that anymore.
    Diagonsed PCOS TTC since May 2009
    First M/C December 2010 Second M/C August 2011
    Oct 2011~Second round clomid 50 mg; BFN
    Nov 2011~Third round clomid 50 mg: BFP
    Dec 11- Beta #1 91;Dec 13- Beta #2 186.2
    Dec 27- third miscarriage
    May 25th- Beta #1 369;May 27th- Beta #2 798
    Baby girl born Jan 23, 9lbs 3oz, 21 1/2" long
    May 27th-Beta #1 80; May 29th- Beta #2 304; May 31st- Beta #3 860
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  • Thanks! I'm starting on Domperidone as well. Great to hear that it helped you!
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    Thanks! I'm starting on Domperidone as well. Great to hear that it helped you!


    How much are you taking? I was up to 16 per day. But it really did it's job. I'm now trying to wean off them. Down to 5 per day now...
    Diagonsed PCOS TTC since May 2009
    First M/C December 2010 Second M/C August 2011
    Oct 2011~Second round clomid 50 mg; BFN
    Nov 2011~Third round clomid 50 mg: BFP
    Dec 11- Beta #1 91;Dec 13- Beta #2 186.2
    Dec 27- third miscarriage
    May 25th- Beta #1 369;May 27th- Beta #2 798
    Baby girl born Jan 23, 9lbs 3oz, 21 1/2" long
    May 27th-Beta #1 80; May 29th- Beta #2 304; May 31st- Beta #3 860
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  • image amanda500:
    Thanks! I'm starting on Domperidone as well. Great to hear that it helped you!


    This helped bring my supply back up when I stopped bf for a week because I was on meds. Plus water, relaxation and oatmeal.

    Good luck!
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  • I have PCOS and low supply. I was told that met would help, but my OB wouldn't prescribe it. Between the met and the Dom you should be able to get your supply up. You can also try the teas, herbs, lactation cookies, oatmeal, flaxseed, brewers yeast, etc to help. And make sure you are drinking 100 oz of water a day and eating as much as you did when pg, if not more.
    It took me a while to get my supply up, but at 10.5 months we are still going strong. GL!
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
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  • I have PCOS but my supply was fine the whole year I breasfeed. PCOS has nothing to do with supply that I know of. I would try pumping in between feeding to get your supply up, try eating oatmeal, lots of fluids etc. Good luck!

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    Married: 5/09 ~ TTC Since: 10/10 ~ PCOS ~ Progesterone from 10/10 - 2/11 ~ HSG on 3/18 - Clear ~ Started Metformin 1000mg & Clomid 50mg 2/11 ~ Metformin upped to 1500mg 4/6 ~ 6/7 Now going to SG and put on Clomid, Ovidrel, Gonal F, Prometrium, Estrace ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP!!!!!! March 6th our little man was born. 

    6/17/13 - Ovidrel, Follistim, Prometrium ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP! March 17th our St. Pattys day baby arrived

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    I have PCOS but my supply was fine the whole year I breasfeed. PCOS has nothing to do with supply that I know of. I would try pumping in between feeding to get your supply up, try eating oatmeal, lots of fluids etc. Good luck!


    It can. Not everyone with PCOS will have under supply, some will even have oversupply. But yes, PCOS can cause under supply.
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14 
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  • image mcgeeva:
    I have PCOS but my supply was fine the whole year I breasfeed. PCOS has nothing to do with supply that I know of. I would try pumping in between feeding to get your supply up, try eating oatmeal, lots of fluids etc. Good luck!

    It actually does affect it more often than not -- either by causing OVER-supply (about a third of PCOS women) or UNDER-supply (another third).  While the remaining third have a normal supply level.

    http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/pcos/

     


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  • I BF DD for 8 months no problem and so far its going well with DS. No under or over supply here but I definitely had insecurities about whether my supply was adequate or not especially during growth spurts.


    TTC#1 for 19 months with PCOS and MFI IUI#3 + injectables = BFP!!!!  Beta#1-134(13dpiui) Beta #2-392(15dpiui) 

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    image mcgeeva:
    I have PCOS but my supply was fine the whole year I breasfeed. PCOS has nothing to do with supply that I know of. I would try pumping in between feeding to get your supply up, try eating oatmeal, lots of fluids etc. Good luck!

    It actually does affect it more often than not -- either by causing OVER-supply (about a third of PCOS women) or UNDER-supply (another third).  While the remaining third have a normal supply level.

    http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/pcos/

     



    Interesting! Thanks for the info I never knew about that before.

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    Married: 5/09 ~ TTC Since: 10/10 ~ PCOS ~ Progesterone from 10/10 - 2/11 ~ HSG on 3/18 - Clear ~ Started Metformin 1000mg & Clomid 50mg 2/11 ~ Metformin upped to 1500mg 4/6 ~ 6/7 Now going to SG and put on Clomid, Ovidrel, Gonal F, Prometrium, Estrace ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP!!!!!! March 6th our little man was born. 

    6/17/13 - Ovidrel, Follistim, Prometrium ~ IUI #1 7/2 = BFP! March 17th our St. Pattys day baby arrived

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