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A 42-year-old member asked:

When can i take my first birth control pill after i stop breastfeeding?

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Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
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.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

How to know when do I take my first birth control pill after stopping breastfeeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Anne Hale
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Right away.: If you have not been having a menses since you were breastfeeding, then i would recommend a pregnancy test before starting them.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: During breastfeeding, you can use progesterone-only birth control pills. You should avoid estrogen containing pills because they can decrease your milk supply. Other Progesterone only forms of contraception that are useful postpartum are depo-provera, the Implanon implant, and the levonorgesterol iud.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How good is birth control pill when you first take it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not: You will need a back up initially (like a condom).
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Kelber
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Sometimes: If you are taking a Progesterone only birth control pill, you should be able to take that while nursing. Best to check with your doctor and get his/her advice.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What happens if i abruptly stop the birth control pill?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes if u need to: Always better to wait till the end of the pack , if u stop in the middle u will most likely get a withdrawl period, but u should speak with your gyn and if u are 44 and do not want children u should get an in office essure tubal that I do on my pts, easy safe takes 5 minutes, no cutting , miss 1/2 day of work.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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