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Please help, mamas. I am nearly 7 weeks preg, and I bf my 7 month old.<br><br>
I called my OB this morning to make an initial appt., as I have Factor V Leiden and have to be on Lovenox during my pregnancy.<br><br>
The nurse at the office expressed concerns to me about continuing to bf while on Lovenox - she started trying to tell me it might not be safe, then she backtracked, and tried looking it up & then simply told me to call the hospital LC.<br><br>
Then - she started telling me about how "We" (at the office) don't recommend bf while pregnancy due to the risks of preterm labor....<br><br>
I know that the second thing is ridiculous - I've got my "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" book fresh in the mail & it gives good support for continuing to bf during preg.<br><br>
But, has anyone been on Lovenox during pregnancy?<br><br>
Better, does anyone have access to Thomas Hale's book & can look it up for me?!?<br><br>
I am so anxious right now - I am adamant about continuing to bf & subsequently tandeming -- and I need facts & research & medical "stuff" to back up my convictions to my very very very mainstream OB office...<br><br>
Thanks so much in advance, mamas. I didn't know what else to do but come here....<br><br>
Emily
 

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nak<br><br>
lovenox=L3, moderately safe<br><br>
pregnancy risk category=B<br><br>
will write more after i rid myself of my boob tic.
 

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ok, I've freed myself from my boob tic.<br><br>
ok, my Hale's book says this:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><b>Pediatric Concerns:</b> None reported via milk. Molecular weight is too large to produce clinically relevant milk levels.</td>
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and:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">In a study of 12 women receiving 20-40 mg of enoxaparin [generic name of Lovenox] daily for up to 5 days postpartum for venous pathology (n=4) or cesarian sectoin (n=8), no change in anti-Xa actvity was noted in the breastfed infants. Because it is a peptide fragment of heparin, its molecular weight is large (2000-8000 daltons). The size alone would largely preclude its entry into human milk at levels clinically relevant. Due to minimal oral bioavailability, any present in milk would not be orally absorbed by the infant.</td>
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In short, they consider the molecules in that drug too large to get into breastmilk in any significant amount.<br>
I would keep nursing and doing whatcha doing.
 

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GGGRRR! What do they want you to do, wean a 7 month old baby?? That's ridiculous! For a healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding is no more dangerous than sex. Do they proscribe sex, too?<br><br>
Idiots. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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<i>GGGRRR! What do they want you to do, wean a 7 month old baby?? That's ridiculous! For a healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding is no more dangerous than sex. Do they proscribe sex, too?</i><br><br>
Believe me, this office would if they could...!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br><span>Gabysmom617, you are awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. That was exactly what I needed to know! Blessings, mama.</span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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