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Old Oct 20th, 2016, 23:02 PM   1
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Mini pill while NOT breastfeeding?

Is anyone who is exclusively FF on the mini pill? My midwife put me on the mini pill at my 6 week pp checkup for 2 reasons: 1) because the estrogen in the combined pill affects my endo and 2) because I was BF with supplementation at the time. Now I am exclusively FF as I couldn't keep up my calorie intake to meet the supply of my baby, who was taking 6 ounces by the time she was a month old, and am wondering if I can continue taking the mini pill? Would it still protect me from pregnancy or is it for BF moms only? I plan to eventually have one more child but my first two were Irish twins and I really don't want to go through that again

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Old Oct 21st, 2016, 04:39 AM   2
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Yeah the mini pill is fine whenever, it is just as effective as the combined pill. I can only use the mini pill due to migraines.

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Old Oct 21st, 2016, 06:15 AM   3
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The mini pill works as well as any other birth control pill and most people who use it are people like you who can't tolerate the combinedpill. I personally like the combined one more, so that's what I've always used (didn't use any when I was BF, and then switched back to my regular pill a few months after I finished), but if you get on with it, there's no reason to change.

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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 05:17 AM   4
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Im practically formula feeding now so il be switching to combined!

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