Breast after medical abortion. How does abortion affect breast-feeding
From conception, intense processes start in a woman’s body to prepare her body for childbirth and her breasts (mammary glands) for breastfeeding.
After a medical abortion (or pregnancy termination, any other type), the breast-mammary gland (mammocytes) cells undergo rapid regression, which causes the cells to enter a dormant, non-pregnant state. However, not all mammocytes successfully undergo degeneration, and some can provoke various kinds of nodules’ growth.
Clinical studies have shown that two (or more) abortions in a woman’s history increase the likelihood of developing mastopathy 5-7 times. This should be kept in mind, and it is recommended that a visit to mammologist for breast examinations within 2-3 menstrual cycles after medical abortion.
There is no completely safe abortion, so a gynecologist and a mammologist (and, if necessary, an endocrinologist) should be consulted for possible complications early diagnosis after the medical abortion procedure.
Medical abortion and breastfeeding
Nursing mothers should stop breastfeeding for seven days after taking Mifepristone.
Note that the seven days of abstinence from breastfeeding after the first Mifepristone dose is only for the Mifepristone dose of 200 mg (!) The World Health Organization recommends this dose as the safest and most effective dose.
At the excessive 600 mg dose of Mifepristone, which is still used in some parts, breastfeeding should be stopped for at least 14 days after taking the drug.