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Ok, if you're pregnant and planning to bf or just had your baby and haven't gotten birth control yet, listen up. Do not get the Mirena. Yeah, it's supposed to be great for breastfeeding moms, but it isn't always. I got it and lost my milk within a week. I'm not doing all I can to get it back, with little results. I didn't find out about any of this sort of thing until after I lost my milk and I was searching for a reason. I had done so much research about the Mirena before I got it and it seemed perfect. Now, I'm basically in hell because of it. I had horrible cramps before I got pregnant. Now, when I have cramps with the Mirena, I wish I was in labor again and I was in labor for almost 70 hours drug free. Not to mention I'm gaining weight because it can increase your appetite. I feel like I'm pregnant again all the time because of this thing. I was always hungry while I was pregnant, and could never get full without getting sick. Now, same thing. You may not have these problems (a lot of people don't), but I just wanted to put it out there that the Mirena isn't as perfect (especially for bf moms) as it originally seems. I would never recommend the Mirena to anyone, especialy bf moms. I'm trying to find out if I can have it removed (which will be $200) and get the copper IUD or something else. The Mirena was my worst mistake, ever.

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Mar. 5, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Thanks for posting - I am studying to be a lactation consultant and have passed this along to my fellow students.

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