Can I take the pill while breastfeeding?

Can I use hormonal birth control while breastfeeding? Yes, if you’re breastfeeding, you can safely use hormonal methods. They won’t hurt you or your baby. You can start using the shot, implant, Skyla and Mirena IUDs, and some types of birth control pills (called mini-pills) right after giving birth.

What birth control pill is safe while breastfeeding?

Progestin-only oral contraceptives, or “The Mini-Pill,” contain only a progestin (a female hormone). The method, when used daily, is highly effective for breastfeeding women. This method of contraception has a slightly higher failure rate than oral contraceptives (OCs) containing both estrogen and progestin.

Can birth control affect milk supply?

Contraceptives which contain estrogen have been linked to reduced milk supply and early cessation of breastfeeding even when started after milk supply is well established and baby is older. Not all mothers who take contraceptives containing estrogen experience lower milk supply, but many do.

Why can’t you take birth control while breastfeeding?

Generally, breastfeeding mothers should avoid birth control that contains estrogen, as it may impact your milk supply. If you have more questions about your fertility while breastfeeding and safe birth control methods, consider making an appointment with your doctor or a lactation consultant.

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When can I take the pill after giving birth?

When to start using contraception after birth

Your periods may not restart until you reduce or stop breastfeeding. However, you may still become fertile, without knowing. If you plan to start using contraception after giving birth, it is recommended that you start it from around three weeks after the birth.

Can I take Yasmin pill when breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you should not take the birth control pill Yasmin (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone). Yasmin may pass into breast milk and affect a breastfeeding baby. Oral contraceptives like Yasmin may also decrease the amount and quality of the milk you produce.

How long does it take for birth control to dry up milk?

Taking estrogen as a part of a combined birth control pill can help stop lactation. Most mothers see a drop in milk production after taking one pill a day for one week.

Are you more fertile after having a baby?

Couples who have had a child in the past tend, as a group, to be more fertile than couples without children. This is because of sorting that occurs during the early reproductive years.

How can I satisfy my husband after having a baby?

If you can’t find someone to look after your baby, take him for a walk in the pram while you talk, or have a meal together once he’s asleep. There are many ways of giving and receiving sexual pleasure. Think about sex as the end point, rather than the beginning. Start with simple things like holding hands and cuddling.

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