You may want to use caution when taking clomid and breastfeeding. If you already have this concern, you probably know that Clomid (clomiphene) is often used in the treatment of infertility. It works by changing a woman’s hormone balance, causing ovulation, and helping to prepare her body for pregnancy.
Your breastfeeding will very likely be contributing more to your infertility at this time than anything else, especially if your baby continues to be almost exclusively breastfed.
Your Milk Supply
Unfortunately, most women experience a sharp decrease in milk supply while using clomid while you are breastfeeding. You must consider the risk that once you start taking the drug, your milk may dry up and your baby may stop nursing.
Talk to Your Doctor
In addition, the effects of Clomid while breastfeeding has not been completely reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
When making a decision as to whether or not to start Clomid, talk to your doctor. You may not need it. One of my girlfriends tried for years to get pregnant and after her first pregnancy, got pregnant again without any assistance whatsoever (except from her husband, of course!)
In the end, it is no one else’s decision. You will need to decide for yourself whether or not the risks of trying clomid while breastfeeding outweigh the benefits!
Read our Getting Pregnant while Breastfeeding page for more tips and suggestions on conceiving a baby while still breastfeeding.
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