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I would definitely try to speak to knowledgeable people about it and do some research. I was actually told by a lactation consultant that Metformin can be *good* for BF. I have no idea what she based this on or perhaps I misunderstood her? But it's worth looking into.

I have PCOS and took Metformin in order to conceive, and stayed on it for the first trimester. In a future pregnancy I would seriously consider staying on it the whole time and I would at least look into the breastfeeding issue. The drug works very well for me. Ideally I would not take any drugs at all while pg or bf but I feel like it was the right decision to be on it in the 1st trimester and as more research is done I might decide that the benefits are greater than the risks as far as continuing with it.

Anyway, this seems to be an issue that has no medical consensus yet, as the research hasn't been done or is still in progress. I'd ask as many doctors as you can and look up as much info on the internet as you can, and make as informed a decision as you can. Try www.soulcysters.net, a huge PCOS site, if you haven't already.

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Oh, and if you decide to take the drug while continuing to BF, and you know your OB won't prescribe it (but other doctors will), why don't you switch docs? I wouldn't lie about it. But that's just me. On the other hand, if the doc doesn't ASK whether you are still nursing...that's kind of a grey area, no?
 
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