A 49-year-old member asked:
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when can i take my first birth control pill after i stop breastfeeding?

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Dr. Frank Yelian
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anytime: After stop your breastfeeding, you may resume ovulation soon. If you do not want to conceive, taking bcp is good option. Since you do not know when you will resume your menstrual period, it is ok to start bcp at anytime. It will help your period to starts after you taking the placebo pills.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Right away.: If you have not been having a menses since you were breastfeeding, then i would recommend a pregnancy test before starting them.
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Birth control: Abstinence!

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