Re: coumadin, heprin, lovenox
I took heparin for 6 wks pp with DS....and I'll probably be on something (heparin or low molecular weight heparin (lovenox)) after our next baby, too. My vote is to take whatever has the least required doses per day (heparin was 2x/day for me--I think Lovenox will be 1x/day)...just to reduce the hassle factor. Nursing a new baby is stressful enough without having to worry about multiple daily injections. Of course, cost may also be a factor (lovenox is much more spendy than heparin). Tell her not to stop BFing over this! The clot will be resolved soon...much harder to deal with formula for the next year plus.
ETA: Just found this, too. http://www.drugs.com/breastfeeding/heparin.html
And this http://www.drugs.com/breastfeeding/enoxaparin.html
Last edited by aaiya; 11-27-2012 at 05:18 PM.