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Baby is 10 weeks old, is it safe to start mini-pill now?

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Divvy Sat 11-Oct-08 10:08:23

Well maybe dont mean safe as such, but more the impact on milk supply?

NorthernLurker Sat 11-Oct-08 10:14:26

I started the mini pill before that with all of mine and b/fed older two up to 11 mths and am still going with dd3 (17mths). I don't think it is supposed to have any impact on milk supply and certainly my experience bears that out. You do have to take it and roughly the same time everyday though and you may have some intermittent bleeding or spotting for a few weeks whilst it settles down. Also - when I've taken it and then wanted to get pg I found that my fertility returned very quickly so bear in my mind that you can't muck around with it - if you miss a pill or are later than three hours then you MUST use alternatove contraception for two weeks - unless you want to experience tandem feeding grin wink

Divvy Sat 11-Oct-08 10:18:44

shock You mean we have abstained all this time for nothing? oh arse grin

I really thought it reduces your milk! bugger!

NorthernLurker Sat 11-Oct-08 10:23:07

Combined pill is not used whilst breastfeeding but mini pill is fine - with the drawbacks I've pointed out already. Having got to 11 weeks your supply should be really well established - and look on the bright side - you've probably got more time to errrrrrm NOT abstain than you had a few weeks ago! grin You have to take it for two weeks before it's effective as well so you can break out the condoms or carry on abstaining for a fortnight yet!

Divvy Sat 11-Oct-08 12:17:46

I will start today then! Thanks smile

Ok also another question!

When does a bf babies poo thicken up? Or maybe it doesnt ever?

VeryHungryKatypillar Sat 11-Oct-08 13:23:37

I'm on cerazette which is a mini-pill, but with the advantage of being able to take it within a 12 hour window, not the usual 3 hours. I have heard some people say it makes them feel a bit crazy, but I can't say I've noticed that... anymore than normal, anyway grin

NorthernLurker Sat 11-Oct-08 21:25:32

bfed babies poo doesn't ever really thicken up - until they start solids. You've got weeks of yellow poo running down their legs ahead of you yet grin

Divvy Sun 12-Oct-08 18:07:34

Thanks! grin

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