Hi, I have an 8.5 week old little guy and am breastfeeding exclusively, although I do pump once every day or two to make sure I have an "emergency supply." He also does take a pacifier from time to time, usually after eating extensively.
Anyway, just trying to give you a good picture of what bfing looks like for me. Now, to the problem, if it is one. I had a 3rd degree tear + episiotomy with him (first baby), and at my 6 week appt my doctor used silver nitrate to burn away some of the scar tissue. She prescribed Estrace cream to help speed the healing. I have been applying one gram nightly.
This morning I noticed some spotting. My first thought is, eek! Is it AF, or am I having some terrible bleeding issue from the tear? Could it possibly be my period already, and if so, would it be a result of the Estrace?
Secondly, I did research on Estrace and it repeatedly says don't take during pregnancy or breastfeeding. I did take it some during pregnancy to help with extreme dryness, so figured it would be okay for breastfeeding, but now I also read that it can dry up milk supply. I have an oversupply and haven't noticed much of a difference, but I really don't want it to become an undersupply! Help!