Birth control at 18 months - question

Heather - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

42

33

16

My little man is 18.5 months. I have been taking the minipill since 6 weeks postpartum. We are still nursing, 2 - 4 times a day. I just had my very first period. Is it time to switch to the regular pill? Will switching affect my supply? Thanks!

3 Comments

View replies by

Briana - posted on 01/19/2011

239

23

10

Have you thought about an IUD? They have a non hormonal one called Paragard and it's good for 10 years. Just as effective as Mirena or Implanon (which are also safe for breastfeeding). I have Mirena right now and am getting it taken out and switching to Paragard once I get back to Texas after deployment.

Heather - posted on 01/19/2011

42

33

16

I was wondering because my ob said to call when my period starts so they can switch my pill. But on the other hand I do not want to decrease my supply.

Catherine - posted on 01/18/2011

327

0

56

As long as you are breastfeeding, you need to stay on a progesterone-only pill (like the mini-pill). The estrogen in the regular pill will impact your milk supply. Getting your first period actually has no impact on birth control in this situation.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms