contraceptive method while breastfeeding

Terry - posted on 07/12/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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which is the best contraceptive method to use while breastfeeding

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Jenni - posted on 07/12/2012

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I've only tried two while breastfeeding so I can only tell you what not to use! One was estrogen-free BC pills which I found caused me to bleed excessively for almost the entire month. The second was Mirena which twice dried up my supply. So I wouldn't recommend those. If I could go back I probably would have just used condoms.

Krista - posted on 07/12/2012

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The mini-pill is supposed to be safe while breastfeeding, or you could use barrier methods like condoms or a diaphragm. Either way, make sure you use SOMETHING. I know many women who have thought that nursing was enough protection against pregnancy, only to wind up with "Irish twins."

Amy - posted on 07/12/2012

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I have mirena and never had a problem, but some people love it others hate it there really isn't a middle ground.

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