Etonogestrel Breastfeeding Warnings
Use is considered acceptable after 4 weeks postpartum. Excreted into human milk: Yes Comments: -May be used during breastfeeding after the fourth postpartum week; use prior to this time has not been studied. -Plasma drug levels are highest the first month after insertion, and during that time may expose the breastfed infant to approximately 0.2% of the estimated maternal dose. -A small breastfeeding study comparing this drug (started 4 to 8 weeks postpartum) to non-hormonal IUD use found no physical or psychomotor development differences at 36 months of age, nor any differences in milk quality or production. -Carefully monitor the child's development.
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