Progesterone and breastfeeding
I am curious what research you have regarding nursing and its effects on progesterone levels. I just weaned my third child and began to have many of the same symptoms I had after I weaned my last child (aches, anxiety, depression, etc). I began using progesterone cream and eventually recovered last time. I was told last time that my symptoms didnt have anything to do with ending breastfeeding. My infant is 9 months old and now that he is weaned and I have the same symptoms I did before I am concerned that it is related to the weaning. My understanding is that because breastfeeding suppression ovulation, it also suppresses progesterone production. Which is okay while nursing because of all the oxytocin and prolactin. But then those stop and I am left with low progesterone levels. I am currently supplementing my progesterone, and taking omega 3's, magnesium, vitamin d, c, b's. what do you think about this plan and what do you think about the relationship between nursing and progesterone production?