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Mini pill & breastfeeding

(11 Posts)
nymphadora Tue 16-Nov-10 11:31:39

Does it mean periods return earlier?

MumNWLondon Tue 16-Nov-10 11:54:50

Wasn't my experience, took it with DD whilst breastfeeding and had no periods.

nymphadora Tue 16-Nov-10 12:38:27

That's what I want to hear grin

Seona1973 Tue 16-Nov-10 12:40:53

I take the mini-pill and am not breastfeeding and havent had a period for over 2 years.

belindarose Tue 16-Nov-10 12:44:12

I took mini-pill before being pregnant and had no periods for three years. Now taking same brand while breastfeeding and have had really heavy, irregular periods until a month or so ago (15 mo of breastfeeding now).

mrspear Tue 16-Nov-10 12:45:15

well DS is 13 months ... still breastfeeding and on mini pill since 3 weeks and have still had no period.

nymphadora Tue 16-Nov-10 13:43:16

Sounds promising then!

MumNWLondon Wed 17-Nov-10 13:53:59

also wanted to say that after ds1 had mirena coil which is same hormones as mini-pill. had 2 or 3 light periods after i stopped breastfeeding and then no periods or spotting for the whole time i had it in.

mummynoseynora Wed 17-Nov-10 13:58:34

warning

The mini pill is recommended because it doesn't affect milk supply..... This is BULLCRAP!

I was on it... went to get DS weighed about 10 days later HV face hmm ...HV's words 'have you just started the mini pill? '

He had staid the same (he was about 3 months by the way) I was shock and said I thought it wasn't meant to affect things but she warned with some women it can - but it IS temporary while your body is getting used to new hormones... took about 2 weeks to adjust I think

nymphadora Wed 17-Nov-10 14:09:00

I can't get any anyway as they are having production problems! Going to be end dec according to Boots!!!

NotQuiteCockney Wed 17-Nov-10 19:16:35

Some mothers find their supply is affected by the mini pill. Some mothers find it isn't.

It varies.

The normal pill affects most women's supply, so the mini pill is better.

Some mums find they need to come off the mini pill. At least it's safer than depo, because you can't come off it quickly.

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