Question #6 – I have had problems with infertility
in the past; should I wean before treatments?
If you’re eager to become pregnant first steps may
include charting some cycles or reducing breastfeeding
to evaluate your fertility status. If you are not ready to try
to conceive, though, you may do well to take precautions
since fertility reversals do occur.
Although there is no direct research, there is no obvious
reason to believe that fertility treatments would harm the
breast milk. To find out the latest on how a particular
drug affects breastfeeding, turn to Thomas Hale, MD’s
Medications and Mothers’ Milk. Clinical observations
suggest that Clomid (Clomiphene) is compatible with
breastfeeding. 2 And there is no reason to expect that
breastfeeding would affect your fertility treatment
because the drugs will control your cycle. 3