I've been put on metformin for insulin resistance but I'm still feeding my 13 month old daughter..I have anxiety and starting new meds is a striker but the thought there could be harm to my daughter scares me.even more... Any other breastfeeding moms out there? Or anyone with any advice her Dr is my Dr so yes we have discussed this but even the statement use with caution is enough to make me not wanna take it ... I have tried weaning with no success yet she's just not ready..please help
I suppose you have read the info on this link: https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/metformin.html
It discusses breastfeeding. While caution is advised particularly with premature and newborns you'll have to weigh the benefits vs. the risks. Have you seriously tried to control your glucose levels with diet?
patrickssweetheart09; Your a good mother to start with But more Importaint you have to keep you diabetes under control.I have a copy paste here about breast feeding and the levels are so low to not at all that im sure this would be okay.The real warnings are when you are pregnent or your baby is a infant or born premi or little body weight.But if that is not the case I really would not worry about it. But you are the final say of course they always put in worse warnings and that is to cover there butts if anything were to happen but anyway such little amout of this drug is in the breast milk.Have a great day and im sure not a problem being you baby is 13 months at this point..Chuck1957..Okay here is the copy and paste of warning. Maternal Levels. Seven women (time postpartum not stated) were taking metformin with a median dose of 1500 mg daily (14 mg/kg daily; range 6.9 to 20 mg/kg daily) orally. Six of the women were taking an immediate-release product 500 mg three times daily and one was taking 500 mg as a sustained-release product once daily. Six women had milk levels that varied little over 24 hours and averaged 270 mcg/L. One woman had a slight rise in the milk level to about 380 mcg/L at about 4 to 5 hours after the dose. The authors estimated that an exclusively breastfed infant would receive an average of 0.04 mg/kg daily (range 0.02 to 0.06 mg/kg daily) or 0.28% (range 0.16 to 0.4%) the maternal weight-adjusted dosage with this maternal dosage regimen. Okay hope this ease your mind all of this info came off our web site right here.Chuck1957
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