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.
What happens if you 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.
Can you not take birth control while breastfeeding?
Overall, birth control is safe while breastfeeding and won’t impact the health of you or your baby. 1 Many contraceptives can be started immediately after giving birth, including intrauterine devices (IUDs), arm implants, birth control shots, and progestin-only pills.
When can I start taking birth control pills after giving birth?
You can start taking progestin-only pills right away. If you’re going to be taking combination pills (the kind of pill most people take) you need to wait at least 3 weeks after giving birth to start your pills, depending on certain health factors.
What birth control pill is best for breastfeeding?
Progestin-only contraceptives are the preferred choice for breastfeeding mothers when something hormonal is desired or necessary. Progestin-only contraceptives come in several different forms: progestin-only pill (POP) also called the “mini-pill”
Does birth control decrease 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.
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?
No, it’s not true. It is possible to get pregnant before your periods start again after giving birth. You’ll ovulate about two weeks before you have a period. This means you’ll have been fertile again during that time but you won’t necessarily know it.
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.
Do I have to be on my period to start birth control?
So there’s no need to wait for the first day of your period to start taking your birth control pills — you can start whenever you like! At the longest, you’ll only have to wait seven days for the pills to start being effective.