My OB gave me a prescription for Ortho Tri cyclen lo. I just had a baby 3 weeks ago and she told me I could start taking it at 4 weeks even though I'm breastfeeding. I just talked to a friend whose doctor told her she could absolutely not take Ortho tri cyclen if she is breastfeeding, as it will dry up her milk. What birth control are you on if you're breastfeeding?Answer Question
Answer by AK_aries at 8:08 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 8:17 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by KellyJC at 9:06 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
I'd suggest you do a bit more research before starting it. kellymom has some good info on birth control and breastfeeding at http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/birthcontrol.html First, does it have estrogen in it? If it does then it is not compatible with breastfeeding, it will most likely decrease your milk supply. " For most mothers, progestin-only forms of contraception do not cause problems with milk supply if started after the 6th-8th week postpartum and if given at normal doses. However, there are many reports (most anecdotal but nevertheless worth paying attention to) that some women do experience supply problems with these pills, so if you choose this method you still need to proceed with some caution. "
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:09 PM on Mar. 24, 2009