Premarin Vaginal Cream and Breastfeeding
If you are using Premarin Vaginal Cream (conjugated estrogens vaginal cream) and breastfeeding, you should know that the hormones in the cream are absorbed into the bloodstream and pass through breast milk. Although only a small amount of the hormones pass through, they can decrease the quality and quantity of breast milk. If you want to use Premarin Vaginal Cream while breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider.
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Premarin® Vaginal Cream (conjugated estrogens vaginal cream) is a prescription hormone replacement medication that is most often used to treat vaginal menopause symptoms. The hormones in the medication are absorbed into the bloodstream and can pass through breast milk. Also, the hormones in may decrease the quality and quantity of breast milk. Therefore, check with your healthcare provider before taking Premarin Vaginal Cream if you are breastfeeding.
Research suggests that the hormones in Premarin Vaginal Cream pass through breast milk in low amounts. These amounts are probably too low to cause significant or long-lasting problems in nursing infants.
However, the estrogen hormones in Premarin Vaginal Cream may decrease the production and quality of breast milk. It is for this reason that estrogen-containing medications (including Premarin Vaginal Cream and many birth control pills) are not usually recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Premarin Vaginal Cream and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Premarin Vaginal Cream and breastfeeding that is right for you.