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#1 Curlygirl77

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:37 PM

Hi there,

 

Just wondering if there is any reason to stop taking CoQ10 during breastfeeding?  I was previously taking it for a diagnosis of decreased ovarian function, and we got pregnant spontaneously.  We're not sure if we want to try again one day and just curious if one should take the supplement while breastfeeding?

 

Thanks so much!


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#2 Makana

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 09:31 PM

I don't think CoQ10 is recommended in pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
I would check with your pediatrician.

#3 Novascotian

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 09:31 PM

My RE said it would be okay to a take while bf.  He feels its safe.  There are no published studies on bf women taking it due to ethics….nobody wants to sign up for it :).

 

I actually sent a sample of my milk to a lab to have it checked while I was taking it and my levels aren't above the range that it's found to be in in women who aren't' taking the supplement.  Since I was well within range I felt safe taking it so continued to since we are thinking of cycling again in a few months possibly.  In the next few days I was thinking of writing up my experience with getting the milk levels checked here so others can at least see my results.


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#4 Curlygirl77

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:52 PM

My RE said it would be okay to a take while bf.  He feels its safe.  There are no published studies on bf women taking it due to ethics….nobody wants to sign up for it smile.png.

 

I actually sent a sample of my milk to a lab to have it checked while I was taking it and my levels aren't above the range that it's found to be in in women who aren't' taking the supplement.  Since I was well within range I felt safe taking it so continued to since we are thinking of cycling again in a few months possibly.  In the next few days I was thinking of writing up my experience with getting the milk levels checked here so others can at least see my results.

Oh wow!  Cool! Thanks for posting this.  

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Diagnosed with DOR in October 2012

Surprise BFP October 2012! Chemical pregnancy

January 2013- decided to pursue donor egg IVF with my sister- she is diagnosed with DOR as well :-(

July 2013- decided on donor egg IVF in Europe, planning on early 2014 to give time to try naturally

Surprise BFP September 2013. Another chemical pregnancy :-( At the same time, a dear friend offers to donate her eggs to us! Her testing begins...

Surprise BFP October 2013!!! 

First beta 29/10- 36

Second beta 31/10- 106, right on track!

Third beta 03/11- 277

Fourth beta 09/11- only 622... doubling time more than 3 days :-( Bracing ourselves for another miscarriage.

Fifth and final beta 12/11- 1875! Tripled in 3 days. RE wondering about ectopic...  

13/11- first ultrasound- gestational sac, yolk sac and fetal pole seen! Baby measuring exactly right on for dates! We are ecstatic!!!  Too early for heartbeat so now waiting patiently for next ultrasound.

05/12- 8+6 - beautiful heartbeat of 165 heard and baby is exactly the right size (and also very photogenic).  Can't believe it!!!!!!

12/12- 9+5 - first OB appointment. New due date is July 12th by our 8 week scan. Can't believe how much baby was moving in there on the ultrasound today!!! Happy little heartbeat too.

June 17, 2014-  our little miracle baby boy born by c-section for pre-eclampsia and breech at 36 weeks!  He is so awesome.  So incredibly thankful....

 

Surprise BFP July 2015. Third chemical pregnancy. Ugh.

Surprise BFP August 2015.  Seems too good to be true.  Very cautious but holding out a bit of hope...

First beta 02/09 - 2811

Second beta 10/09 - 29 455

22/09 - first ultrasound at 7+5! Little baby measuring right on track with a beautiful heartbeat. Due date May 5th!

April 21, 2016 - our second miracle boy is born naturally after a c-section the first time.  What an experience… We are so thankful to the universe and feel that our family is now complete. 


#5 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 09:34 PM

Hi Curlygirl, 

 

There is no evidence to suggest that CoQ10 is safe while breastfeeding.  However, given that CoQ10 is something our bodies contain naturally, and given that only a small amount would pass into the breastmilk, and furthermore that CoQ10 would be unlikely to be harmful to a baby - I would tend to think that it is unlikely to be harmful.  That being said, we never know with these situations and any risk would be your own! 

 

Warmest regards and I hope that this is helpful for you! 

 

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