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birth control question

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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after having DD my dr. put me on the minipill...i dont trust it and was just wondering if there is any other birth control i can take that wont effect my supply.

Taking each day as it comes and trying to make the best out of every situation. I love my family and hate to cook, Taco bell is my favorite although i try not to eat out all the time. Im a probreastfeeding, anti CIO, gotta work kind of mom.








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gdiamante
by Gina on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:19 PM

ANything non-hormonal.

stephNcary
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:22 PM

thanks

Taking each day as it comes and trying to make the best out of every situation. I love my family and hate to cook, Taco bell is my favorite although i try not to eat out all the time. Im a probreastfeeding, anti CIO, gotta work kind of mom.








Bren07
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:28 PM

 

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:

  • the progestin-only pill (POP) also called the "mini-pill" (Micronor, Errin, Nor-QD, Ovrette, Microval, etc)
  • the birth control injection (Depo Provera)
  • the progesterone-releasing IUD (Mirena, Progestasert)
  • the birth control implant (Norplant, Implanon).

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.

If you're interested in one of the longer lasting progestin-only forms of birth control (the Depo-Provera shot lasts at least 12 weeks, but effects may be seen up to a year; the Mirena/Progestasert IUD and the Norplant implant can last up to 5 years), it may be a good idea to do a trial of progestin-only pills (mini-pill) for a month or more before deciding on the longer-term form of birth control. If you find that you are among the women whose supply drops significantly due to progestin-only birth control, you can simply discontinue the pills - rather than struggling with low milk supply for several months until the shot wears off or you get the implant or IUD removed.

Do note that the Mirena/Progestasert IUD delivers its hormone directly to the lining of the uterus, which only leads to a slight increase in progesterone levels in the blood stream (much lower than that found with the progesterone-only pill). As a result, there is much less chance of side effects from the progesterone than from the Depo-Provera shot or mini-pill.

Milk composition: At higher doses than normal this type of pill can affect the content of breastmilk. At these higher doses it has been shown to decrease the protein/nitrogen and lactose content of the milk. At regular doses, this does not seem to be as likely.

Safety: Progestin (progesterone) is approved by the AAP for use in breastfeeding mothers. See below for additional information on side effects related to lactation.
http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/birthcontrol.html#mini

there is also the paraguard IUD, its non hormonal..but the only BC that is safe for BF are non hormonal or progesterone only BC, the mini pill and the ones listed above..

HI! im a 21yr old disposable diapering, CIO attempting, vaxing (but no flu shot), circ'ing, BFing AND FFing, vaginal and c-section birthing, co-sleeping, SAHM to two BOYS and one on the way. i have been fairly happily married since i was 17 to my high school sweetheart who i met when i was 15. yes i am a "teen mom" but i also graduated high school early. so dont tell me im too young because i will tell you your too old!
SORRY FOR ANY TYPOS, IM NAK ALOT!



Christina807
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:28 PM
I have the Mirena with no problems.
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k.stark
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:42 PM

depo bithcontrol shot...... anything with progesterone only... it's the estrogen in BC that effects supply... otherwise like gdiamante anything without hormones...

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tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Paragard was great for me

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