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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 22:11 PM   1
Impatient27
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Birth Control with Breastfeeding Newborn


I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for birth control options after giving birth. I want to breastfeed for as long as possible, but don't want to have to rely on condoms... I've heard that most hormonal birth control methods can interfere with breastfeeding.

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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 23:13 PM   2
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Ask about the Mini Pill. I took it after the birth of all my children. This time though because I don't want anymore I want the IUD if it's not going to affect breastfeeding.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 00:45 AM   3
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You can use the mini pill while breastfeeding. You can also get the copper coil as it's non-hormonal. Realistically, especially if you're bf, you probably won't be diving back into sex too quickly anyway as you'll be exhausted and sharing your room with a baby, so you'll have some time to thing about it. I didn't go back on the pill until I was 5 months pp so I had time to think about it and decide what I wanted to do.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 03:25 AM   4
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Breastfeeding a newborn alone was birth control enough for me.

What everyone says above - mini pill or coil.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 16:03 PM   5
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Agree with the above. I'm doing the copper IUD as hormonal birth control doesn't agree with me all that much. Essentially it's the estrogen in birth control that messes with the breast feeding. At least that's what I was told by my mw.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 05:03 AM   6
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Totally agree with the mini pill. I've been on it now for a while and it hasn't affected my milk supply in any way.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 19:14 PM   7
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The only warning I have against using the mini pill is that if you decide BF isn't for you or are not exclusively BF, make sure you take the mini pill at the same exact time everyday or else it becomes not as effective. I kept on the mini pill after stopping BF and ended up getting pregnant because I missed a pill. If you don't like the idea of remembering to take a pill everyday, the depo injection is safe, some brands of implants are safe and they do make progestin only IUDs.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 17:00 PM   8
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Personally I read up on the method of using breastfeeding as a contraceptive alone. LAM I think it was called. It worked for us. My period returned 16 days after I stopped breastfeeding and I fell pregnant off that period with this baby.



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 01:05 AM   9
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I wouldn't rely on breastfeeding as a contraception method though - I imagine it can perhaps work early on but I know a whole group of women who are still breastfeeding - whilst pregnant 🙂



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 02:31 AM   10
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I wouldn't rely on breastfeeding as a contraception method though - I imagine it can perhaps work early on but I know a whole group of women who are still breastfeeding - whilst pregnant 🙂
Yeah once you know longer meet the "criteria" it's success is measured with the chances of success go down a lot. Worth looking into, especially in the beginning.



 
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