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Contraception and breast feeding!

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LelsandZaffy Fri 10-Aug-07 11:23:51

I'm not sure where to put this, so it has gone here!!

Have heard some contraceptive pills can have negative impact on levels of milk you can produce- as in reduces it!

does anyone know what contraceptive pill is ok to take whilst b/f? my doctor isn't the most helpful of docs and just tends to throw a prescription in my direction

Seona1973 Fri 10-Aug-07 13:34:39

I think you can take the mini-pill while breastfeeding as it only contains progestogen (doesnt contain oestrogen which can affect milk produstion)

goingfor3 Fri 10-Aug-07 13:36:05

I personally wouldn't take any hormones while breast feeding. Could you use condoms until you have finished bf?

choolie Fri 10-Aug-07 13:37:16

yes, my HV & Midwife & GP all told me I would be ok on mini-pill altho' haven't bothered yet. 3-4 night wakings is contraceptive enough for me at the moment sadly!

LelsandZaffy Fri 10-Aug-07 13:51:56

Lol choolie11 Yes goingfor3, was thinking the same really about the whole taking hormones process, didn't want to go down that avenue!! thanks for the advice..
has anyone taken the pill and found it did reduce milk production??

dazedandconfunded Fri 10-Aug-07 14:04:51

We used condoms, Going for 3: dd is nearly 5m now

goingfor3 Fri 10-Aug-07 14:09:22

dazedandconfunded - I got pregnant on the pill, no contraception is 100%.

terramum Fri 10-Aug-07 14:11:25

You might find this page useful Lels:
www.kellymom.com/health/meds/birthcontrol.html

LelsandZaffy Fri 10-Aug-07 22:57:28

Thanks for the website will check it out

Chirpygirl Fri 10-Aug-07 23:06:54

I was on the mini pill from 6 weeks until 6 months after DD was born, didn't notice any difference in milk supply at all until I got pregnant when she was 12 months

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