birth control while bf'ing..

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  1. nataliecn

    nataliecn Mommy to Grady and WTT!

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    Just wondering - for those that are bf'ing and have started birth control. What form did you use?
    I have tried multiple kinds of birth control, and all made me bleed 3 of the 4 weeks each month. So kind of defeated the purpose..

    Also - because the pills/shot, etc generally give you a period, did you get your period? Or because you were still bf'ing did your period not come?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Wombat

    Wombat Married mum of 2:)

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    I found that what worked for me best was an implant. You can breastfeed, I didn't get any periods or bleeding.

    But I think it works for every woman differently :hug:
     
  3. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    im on the mini pill no bleeding for me either x
     
  4. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Condoms here.....although I'm thinking I might try the mini pill now....
     
  5. AnnaBanana9

    AnnaBanana9 Mummy

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    I'm on the mini pill (Cerazette) It's what I used before getting pregnant, and had no bleeding. You can breastfeed while taking it, too - which is why I went back on it.
     
  6. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    i had a coil fitted 8 weeks after i had my little boy. my best mate was on the mini pill after her little girl and is now pregnant, think u have to be very strict about not missing a pill or u will prob catch! my periods came straight back though even though i breastfed :(
     
  7. maddiwatts19

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    i'm on cerezette too and no bleeding for me either :)

    altho, the first time i got pregnant i was on the pill :blush: and i didnt miss one!!
     
  8. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    yeah liz my mate had a sickness bug and is now 32 weeks :) I dont like condoms and dont trust myself with the mini pill so the coil seemed the perfect answer for me.
     
  9. JeffsWife07

    JeffsWife07 Well-Known Member

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    The coil is safe to get while BFing? What is the earliest you can get fitted for it??
    I go for my check-up on the 5th and I want the coil and I want to have sex again without having to worry about getting pregnant.
     

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