Is progesterone lowering my milk supply???

by HH

Hi there, my twins are 7 months old. I tested my progesterone and it’s very low. My hair has been falling out since they were 3 months old and there’s no end in site. So I got on my 100 mg of Progesterone once in the evenings. Since then my breast seem less full. They even look smaller than before starting the progesterone, not to mention my babies have been fussing a lot while eating as if they want more. Could this be from the progesterone? Also my belly looks more bloated lately since starting the progesterone. What do you think I should do? My babies are strictly breastfed.

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Aug 23, 2023
Is progesterone lowering my milk supply??
by: Joy


Pregnancy and breastfeeding play havoc on hormones as well as weaning off the breast. So I can understand why your hair is falling out. There are many reasons for Hair Loss as well. When you say that your progesterone is low, what exactly is it? Please ask your doctor for the actual result as well as your estrogen level. Both are needed to work out the correct ratio between the two hormones. To be told that levels are low or normal is unacceptable, you need to know the actual result.

Unfortunately you haven't been advised on how to use progesterone correctly. Between 100-200mg progesterone cream is needed. It should never be used just once a day. By doing this you are causing your progesterone levels to spike affecting estrogen receptors adding to Estrogen Dominance symptoms hence your bloated feeling. Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream page. Progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory. If your breasts feel tender at any time, try rubbing some cream on your breasts.

The correct use of progesterone actually helps with breastfeeding see here. Vitamin D3 is equally important when breastfeeding see here, please view the videos on this. A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital as with the cofactors mentioned.

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