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  •  I know, they can be insane.. (1+ / 0-)
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    advocating for breast feeding is one thing, pushing someone who has a medical reason for not doing so is something else entirely. I think they were under the assumption that it was pregnancy induced hyperthyroidism and would go away. But I had been hyperthyroid for several years before pregnancy, and I was until my daughter was 3 and my thyroid was irradiated. And I was on 600 mg of PTU a day (if I'm remembering correctly, it may have been higher). I wasn't on the typical adult dose of 150. I took 150 four times a day. And even then I was borderline thyroid storm most of the time.

    All that said, hypothyroid is the version that is most prominent in my family. Why was I going to risk dosing my daughter with enough PTU to affect her thyroid hormone production and making her even more likely to be hypothyroid?

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:06:33 AM PST

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    •  Thyroid dysfunction is very common after birth (0+ / 0-)

      and often goes undiagnosed, and I have no doubt this plays a big part in post pardum weight gain, and depression for many American women. Fluctuation in thyroid hormones happens during pregnancy and can cause temporary conditions that may be treated successfully if caught quickly.

      •  Yes.. but mine wasn't temporary. (1+ / 0-)
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        And mine existed before pregnancy. It wasn't going away just because my daughter was born, so that I could breast feed her safely. And they weren't getting that.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:55:18 AM PST

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        •  Oh yea, I understand that you had a chronic (1+ / 0-)
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          condition and that the WIC people were being morons about it.

          I was adding to that, it's a common problem for other women too, as something episodic rather than chronic, but that the effects of it, untreated lead to all sorts of health problems after giving birth.

          that it's nothing to sneeze at.

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