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birth control while breastfeeding

what kinds of birth control are available to breastfeeding mommies other than the obvious, abstinence and condoms?

are there oral contraceptives or anything else we can use?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (6)
  • IUD. Either Mirena or Paraguard.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • What forms of contraception can work in harmony with nursing? In the first six months, mothers who breastfeed exclusively and on demand – no nipple substitutes, no bottles – are highly unlikely to become fertile again. However, if you are absolutely against becoming pregnant again so soon, use a barrier method of contraception such as a condom, diaphram, or cervical cap whenever you have intercourse, just to be safe. Of course, if you are not exclusively demand-feeding your baby, you could become fertile much sooner. Choose a nonhormonal method such as the intrauterine device (IUD), condoms, diaphragm, spermicide, or cervical cap

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • natural family planning (taking charge of your fertility by weschler) and condoms.

    we used pacifiers so we could never quite feel confident that breastfeeding would prevent pregnancy. and i didn't like any of the other options, including IUD, mini-pill.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • I'm using Mirena.

    Answer by Kword at 10:12 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • IUD or mini-pill

    Answer by ma2b08 at 10:19 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • My sister went on the pill but she had to switch to barrier method because the pill caused major postpartum depression! I would like to go on the pill because I have such harsh periods, but we will see.

    Answer by stassy77 at 11:55 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

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