NuvaRing and Nursing only once or twice a day?

Jacqueline - posted on 04/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




So I got NuvaRing as a BC option... The doctor didnt ask me if I was still nursing and it totally slipped my mind...

My son is 18 months. Only nurses in the morning and rarely at bed time. (2-3 times in a week at bed time).

I only produce about 2 ounces and thats the max.

I havent used it yet...

What are your thoughts on it?


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Audra - posted on 04/15/2012




Is your son only nursing this often because he's eating solid food then? You produce 2 ounces max without the NuvaRing? This was my preferred contraception before my first was born. I was still breastfeeding my first when I attempted to go on the NuvaRing, and it DID decrease my milk supply. After my second child, I'm now on the "Ortho" pill until I stop breastfeeding and then I will go back to the NuvaRing because it was SO easy for me.

Lori - posted on 04/15/2012




Nuva Ring contains estrogen which isn't recommended to take when you're breastfeeding. There are also warnings about NuvaRing causing jaundice in breastfed babies. However with your baby being 18 months old and only nursing once or twice a day I wouldn't think jaundice would be a big concern. But I don't really know for sure. Estrogen can decrease your milk supply, and if you're not looking to wean you may just want to go back to your Dr. and ask about another BC option.

Check out Kelly Mom's site on this topic. The way I read it it that since your baby is over 6 months, it shouldn't negatively affect your baby. However you do take the chance of it decreasing your milk supply.

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