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Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take the birth control pill while breastfeeding?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a son and i breastfeed, what would be the best birth control pill for me to use?

What to do if I have a son and i breastfeed, what would be the best birth control pill for me to use?

All are safe: Birth control pills are safe to take during breastfeeding. If you want to use a low-dose, triphasic pill, that would be the best option, but all are really fine to use during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Yes: Birth control pills do not affect the quality of breast milk. However, they can diminish breast milk production. Progestin only methods like the minipill, Depo Provera injections, implants, and iuds do not affect breast milk production as much and may be a better option for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more

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I stopped breast feeding. When do I start birth control pill?

I stopped breast feeding. When do I start birth control pill?

Birth control: Asap, unless you want to et pregnant. Remember to use a secondary form of birth control that 1st month, because it won't be 100% effective. You can wit till the sunday after your next period, but then you need 2 forms if birth control till then, or abstinence. ...Read more

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I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because i'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

Cramping.....: ......Can result from the pill, uterine iinfection, or other gyn issues. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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How is the birth control pill used?

How is the birth control pill used?

Daily pill: Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily. Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the motion of the tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many will also prevent the ovaries from putting out an egg. Pills can get rid of or make your periods regular, lighter and less painful. Using pills can decrease your risks of uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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When is the birth control pill used in children?

When is the birth control pill used in children?

Depends: The pill can be used to control cramps, heavy bleeding and menstrual irregularities in young women if the have been menstruating for over 6 months to allow their bones to mature naturally. It can also be used for acne control. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptive is a medication similar to Birth control pills. Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more