Breastfeeding and Birthcontrol

Marta - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




My doctor refuses to prescribe me the patch because it contains estrogen which she claims can reduce milk production. I don't really feel comfortable with the IUD because of my beliefs that life begins at conception (sperm and egg meet) and I can't stomach the pill. Depo Provera also contains estrogen so that's not an option either (wouldn't want it anyways since I've heard too many horror stories). I was just wondering what you other moms have done for birthcontrol while breastfeeding; in particular those who continue to menstruate despite breastfeeding.


Kate CP - posted on 12/18/2010




THAT is just a bald-faced lie. The pill IS NOT an abortificant it causes the uterus to become an inhospitable place for an egg OR it prevents an egg from ever being released. The IUD works the same way and IS NOT an abortificant.

I hate to break it to you but depo and the patch work the exact same way. The only way to avoid this "abortificant" claim that y'all have is to either abstain from sex or use a method of birth control that blocks the sperm from meeting the egg like a diaphragm or a condom.

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Sierra - posted on 12/18/2010




I've also heard that it can reduce your milk. If you are concerned about the IUD, the pill is one you should be concerned about too because it is abortifacient. Which means the pill can cause breakthrough ovulation and then fertilization. Once the egg is fertilized it can't implant because of the pill's effect on the uterus lining, and it dies off. :( Here is the youtube video:

Good luck on your search :). p.s. I have been using NFP, it costs nothing and I don't have to worry about any side effects like weight gain :P lol

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I totally agree about life beginning at conception and I am also uncomfortable with the pill. You could try the copper IUD, that doesn't work the same way that the hormonal one does and I'm pretty sure that it will not abort a fertilized egg. It's worth looking into at least. Otherwise you could always use barrier methods (condoms, diaphragm, etc) Good luck!

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