I've been fighting with myself to join LLL. My biological daughter is now 21 and I've induced lactation with the hopes of having a newborn in about four months.
I've got a decent enough supply through Dom, pumping and herbs but I've got Estrogen Dominance and a new holistic ob/gyn who irks me (I've since changed doctors).
We've worked hard to induce lactation and I can't just take a pill for issues when it may affect my lactation for our child.
He gave me a prescription for progesterone because he said I'm not ovulating. I have no signs of perimenopause or other illnesses and wanted to take a holistic approach to my progesterone level but all the herbs I've read about actually inhibit lactation. My cycles are regular (except the last one was six days late and we were hoping), aren't particularly heavy (maybe one day of heavy bleeding) and last 5 days. I'm not all together sure why he is pushing this progesterone after I explained this to him.
My questions are:
1. Could my estrogen dominance come from my induced lactation
2. Will estrogen dominance hurt me in the long term
3. Would the prescription for progesterone interfere with my lactation
4. Any herbs out there that can increase my progesterone
I would have asked him but this doctor actually told me that he doubted I would ever be able to induce lactation. My boyfriend said I should have squirted him.