breast feeding and birth control

Jennifer - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




i need some help, first time ever on birth control started on tuesday and thursday started heavy bleeding, still going and here it is monday night. the birth control is for specifically for breast feeding mothers can anyone help


Mattee - posted on 12/22/2009




I have had a hard time finding one that worked for me. The doctor that was going through the trial and error prosess with me said it will take 3 months to know how your body will react. So I ended up on a mini pill after all of it that finally worked, but it was hard having to take somthing that made me feel completely psychotic because it had too much hormone for me (yazmin and the patch were the worst). So give it a couple months and it should even out. I was on Errin and I loved it, I felt the most normal on that one as opposed to all the others I tried. I'm supposed to start Micronor in 2 weeks as I am also breast feeding.

Nikki - posted on 12/21/2009




it can take a little while for your body to adjust to the hormones. when you start taking birth control either the mini pill like your on now or the regular pill you can bleed for the first week like you have a period. it can take up to 2 months for your body to adjust properly and you may spot after the first week. if you are still bleeding and it doesnt lighten within 10 days of starting the pill id go and see your doctor as some women arent able to use the pill at all. with the pill your taken in must be taken at the same time everyday even if its taken an hour late it will decrease the effectiveness and can cause bleeding. hope this helps


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Jennifer - posted on 12/24/2009




thank you. i am too on the errin and the "period" is gone. i am just used to my 3 days and then i am off. but i felt like i was bleeding to death. thank you you were alot of help

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