Birth control

Allison - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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What to use? After my son we tried codoms and 17 mo later I had a daughter! I'd like more time this time but dont want to mess with my breastfeeding. My doc said try mirena(sp?) an IUD. Has anyone used it or had problems with it?

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Kristi - posted on 07/15/2009

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I'm taking birth control called Camila. Look it up online it is safe to take while breastfeeding, when I'm done breasfeeding I will take yasmin. My ob told me about it and I've been taking it for the past month. Plus-ya won't have a period yayyyy haha

Ashley - posted on 07/14/2009

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I was in the same boat as you tho my daughters are 21 months apart. I talked to my Doctor about the different methods and decided that an IUD was the best for me. thus far it's worked great, I haven't had any complications, and its not uncomfortable at all... Cant even feel it. I'm breastfeeding my youngest and it doesn't seem to be affecting her at all.- while i would suggest an IUD based on my own experience, it's entirely your decision and you should choose what is right for you.

Jocelyn - posted on 07/14/2009

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i haven't had the iud, but have you tried a progesterone-only pill? i was on micronore (spelling?) and it's safe for breastfeeding :)

Stina - posted on 07/14/2009

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I've known some mom's who've had complications with and IUD. Rare, but if you don't want to risk it, I used the progestine only pill after #1 and #2. It didn't affect my milk supply.

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2009

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My aunt had an IUD once and she had all kinds of problems with it. I decided to go on Depo Provera. It's the shot and you only get one shot every 3 months, so it's very convenient. Plus, it will not interfere with breastfeeding at all. I would recommend that. The only major downfall about it is that it may take a full year after you stop the injections before you can get pregnant again. But I love it :)

Brandy - posted on 07/14/2009

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They have BC for breastfeeding moms, but if not taken on the exact hour everyday you risk preggers again...I just went back to my regular BC pills Alese, and never had a problem with milk supply, or too soon pregnancies. Some Pills effect milk supply and others do not...I think it depends on how long you were on your regular BC pills before gettign pregnant to begin with...I guess my body was used to the Alese since I had been taking it since 18 for cramps...and started having babies at 23...so it may help to just go back to what you used before you got preggers...unless it was condoms, then I would say try a regular pill, adn if they effect your milk in-take try a different one...everyone's body seems to work differently so unfortunately you have to experiment, if you are truly paranoid about a too soon pregnancy again, then double the contraceptives...like a pill, and condoms fo rthe first month to test them out on teh whole milk production thingy...



Good luck!!

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mmm, not sure. I used Microval pills from 3 months old and then at 9 months switched to Triphasil pills again. Had no problems after baby no 1 or baby no 2. My milk was fine. My friend wanted to try IUD but I think she said her Dr said it has to stay in for 2 yrs or something and was not covered by their medical either. So she left it.

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