Progesterone and Breast Feeding
(Oceanside, Ca, USA)
I have a 6 week old baby that I am nursing and I've been taking the progesterone cream. I initially took it for 21 days then took a 7 day break before starting it back up. My dose has been 1/4 teas. twice a day.
When I took my 7 day break I ended up getting more estrogen spots (those bright red things) on my abdomen, grew back some of the dark hairs (like a man would) on my knuckles and around my belly button, my postpartum depression returned and I started having my old adrenal fatigue symptoms again. I was wondering if I have to take a 7 day break or can I just cut my dose down during the 7 day break? I'm not menstruating and wouldn't anyway since I'm breastfeeding so would it really be necessary to take a break? I just feel so much better when on the cream.