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I'm still breastfeeding my 15 month old and have really bad skin which the dr says is hormonal. He's suggested I take Yasmin and said the only impact on bf may be a decrease in milk production. I'm concerned about whether there could be other side effects of taking a hormone when bf, just wondered if anyone else has tried this or thinks it is risky? Thanks
I took another type of pill whilst breastfeeding and gave up after only a few weeks (on the pill, not the feeding). I gained a ton of weight, felt weepy and awful - did not get on with it one bit. But it didn't affect my supply, although I generally am an overproducer and DD was very tiny at the time and exclusively breastfed - whether it would have made more difference if she'd been on solids as well as milk I don't know.
In my experience I did have a small dip in supply on the combined pill but with an older baby they're not as reliant on bf for their nutrition anyway, and it doesn't take long for an older baby/child to reestablish supply to how it was, it adjusts back.
Thanks everyone, I might speak to the dr about getting the mini pill instead if it is less likely to impact supply - BertieBotts the kellymom link is very useful. Has anyone found cerazette has improved their adult acne?