Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg while Breastfeeding
For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg and some common side effects associated with Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg.

What is Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg used for?

for women to reduce chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex (if a contraceptive failed or if you did not use birth control)

Brief: Emergency contraceptive

Is Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg safe for breastfeeding
Levonorgestrel is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Levonorgestrel it is safe to use Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Levonorgestrel usage in breastfeeding.

Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys

Levonorgestrel while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 797-63-7

Progestin containing contraceptive drug that is used as a single dose for oral, subcutaneous implant, intrauterine device (IUD), or emergency contraception administration.Also marketed in association with ethinylestradiol Levonorgestrel is a progestin, and active metabolite isomer of norgestrel, both derived from nortestosterone. It is excreted in breast milk in clinically non-significant amount, and, no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were treated. The plasma levels of these infants were very low. Levonorgestrel and progestogens are generally considered contraceptive drugs of choice during lactation since they neither alter the quantity and composition of milk nor cause side effects on both growth of infants and the duration of breastfeeding.Published study results have shown protection against breast bone mass loss with the use of progestin-only contraceptives. For the first 6 weeks postpartum, non-hormonal methods are of choise. There is a debate on the role of progestin-related drugs in decreasing milk production when used before lactation has been fully established. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that this medication is usually compatible with breastfeeding.WHO List of Essential Medicines 2002: rates it as compatible with breastfeeding after the 6th postnatal week.

Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Levonorgestrel while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 797-63-7

This record contains information specific to oral levonorgestrel used alone. Those with an interest in a combination oral contraceptive should consult the record entitled, "Contraceptives, Oral, Combined." Although nonhormonal methods are preferred during breastfeeding, progestin-only contraceptives such as levonorgestrel are considered the hormonal contraceptives of choice during lactation. Fair quality evidence indicates that levonorgestrel does not adversely affect the composition of milk, the growth and development of the infant or the milk supply. Expert opinion holds that the risks of progestin-only contraceptive products usually are acceptable for nursing mothers at any time postpartum.[1][2][3][4] Some evidence indicates that progestin-only contraceptives may offer protection against bone mineral density loss during lactation, or at least do not exacerbate it.[5][6][7] After use of levonorgestrel as a postcoital contraceptive, nursing can resume 3 to 4 hours after the dose (or after each dose if the two-dose method is used). Postcoital levonorgestrel appears to have no long-term adverse effects on breastfeeding or the infant.[8][9][10][11]

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg?

Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg, is it safe?

Definitely, Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Levonorgestrel 1.5 Mg in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week