Have any of you taken Metformin (Glucophage) while nursing?

United States
May 26, 2007 7:09pm CST
I take Metformin (1000mg) twice a day and nurse my 6 month old. I have been told by both her pediatrician and my OB that the Metformin is safe while nursing, but the baby seems to really suffer from GI problems when I take the Metformin as prescribed. When I reduce the amount of the Metformin to just once a day, she seems to be better. I do not take this for diabetic reasons, and cutting it in half seems to keep the symptoms (of PCOS, the reason I take it) at bay. I am just wondering if any of you have experienced the same issues or is it just coincidence?
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
27 May 07
Not sure if it's on here http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/index.html but you might want to check that out, good luck!