What is the best birth control to start looking into that will be best for an exclusively breast fed baby?
I think this depends on the person. Most of the pills will decrease your milk......I went on Mirena....then started gaining weight and losing my hair so I had that bad boy removed ASAP! They gave me the "mini pill" which can be 99.9% affective WITH a condom.....so I figured what's the point?? Why pay for it and use a condom?? Good luck in your search. Maybe I will get some advice as well.
When I was taking it I started with the mini pill and after 6 months you can switch to the ring or the pill or whatever else you wanted to start that's what my doctor told me anyway. You can also get the implone sp. or IUD but I wasn't comfortable with either one of those. Good Luck
That may work but DH and I talked about it and we decided we want to try again when DS is 18-24mo so maybe not....I just didn't really want to do a daily pill again.
Quoting eatyourveges:I have implanon which is safe while nursing. It's a 3 year commitment though
that depends on you really. your going to need an estrogen free option. personally i can't use anything that uses hormones or is an iud, natural family planning is impractical for us, and we both hate condoms...so we have very limited on options
implanon, depo, condoms, natural family planning, mini pill, iud's, diaphragm, spermicide, pull and pray, sterilization
Non hormonal is optimal. That often means condoms, often paired with Natural Family PLanning (see "Taking Charge Of Your Fertility" by Toni Wechsler).
Paragard IUD is also non hormonal if you're planning a long span between babies, or no more babies. But if you're looking at the latter, vasectomy is even better.
Other options: Minipill, Mirena IUD, Depo Provera. All have progestin only but some women report problems, from supply dipes to mood swings to bleeding that won't stop. And the minipill MUST be taken at the same time daily.
NO estrogen pills. So no full strength birth control pills.
Quoting arigdon4:That may work but DH and I talked about it and we decided we want to try again when DS is 18-24mo so maybe not....I just didn't really want to do a daily pill again.Quoting eatyourveges:I have implanon which is safe while nursing. It's a 3 year commitment though
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