Frequent question: Which birth control is best for breastfeeding moms?

What birth control can I use while breastfeeding?

Yes, if you’re breastfeeding, you can safely use hormonal methods. They won’t hurt you or your baby. You can start using the shot, implant, Skyla and Mirena IUDs, and some types of birth control pills (called mini-pills) right after giving birth.

Can birth control affect milk supply?

Contraceptives which contain estrogen have been linked to reduced milk supply and early cessation of breastfeeding even when started after milk supply is well established and baby is older. Not all mothers who take contraceptives containing estrogen experience lower milk supply, but many do.

Do you need birth control while breastfeeding?

At any point during breastfeeding, use a reliable method of birth control if you do not want to get pregnant. Many methods are safe to use while you are breastfeeding, although some are more reliable than others. Options include: Birth control pills, skin patches, and rings.

Is Yasmin safe while breastfeeding?

While you can take the combination pill if you’re breastfeeding, it is not a preferred method of contraception for breastfeeding women. If possible, avoid using the combination pill while you’re breastfeeding, and choose a different method of birth control.

Is marvelon pills good for breastfeeding?

The Pill and Breastfeeding

Marvelon 28 is generally not recommended for use during breastfeeding. If you wish to take the Pill while breastfeeding, please seek the advice of your doctor.

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Is Diane pills safe for breastfeeding?

Breast-feeding: This medication passes into breast milk and can reduce the amount and quality of breast-milk produced. This medication is not recommended for women who are breast-feeding.

How is breastfeeding a natural contraceptive?

How does breastfeeding prevent pregnancy? When you exclusively breastfeed — meaning you nurse at least every 4 hours during the day and every 6 hours at night, and feed your baby only breast milk — your body naturally stops ovulating. You can’t get pregnant if you don’t ovulate.