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Doctor insights on: Birth Control Pill Used While Breastfeeding

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Is using birth control pills while on antidepression pills considered safe?

Yes: There are no interactions with those medications for most people. The birth control pills don't decrease the effectiveness of the anti-depressants. Nor vice versa. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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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Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

No: Don't take any with estrogen as they may decrease your milk supply. Take the minipill or other progesterone-only methods. ...Read more

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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

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Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.

Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.

No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control while breastfeeding?

Yes: Certain forms of hormonal birth control can decrease your milk supply and aren't recommended for breastfeeding mothers. However there are some progestin-only forms of birth control (pills, injections and iuds) that shouldn't affect your supply. Talk to your OB about what method might be right for you. ...Read more

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Using birth control not effective, why?

Using birth control not effective, why?

Hard to say: The only 100% effective method is abstinence. IUD's are about 99%, the pill about 95% and condoms about 80%.Other than the IUD , the ohe other methods require that people know how to use them and use them correctly every time. Failure to follow the recommended practices is the usual reason for failure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while breast feeding?

Progesterone only : There are several brands of Progesterone only birth control pills. Micronor (norethindrone) and camila for example. Traditional birth control pills can decrease milk production and are best avoided. Progesterone pills are safe to use while breastfeeding. ...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 (medroxyprogesterone) 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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Is the birth control pill still safe?

Is the birth control pill still safe?

Yes, for most women: The pill is a very safe method of birth control and the risks are considerably less than the risks of pregnancy for most women. An important risk factor is smoking. If you are a smoker and over 35 you should not take the pill. ...Read more

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How effective are Watson sronyx birth control pills?

How effective are Watson sronyx birth control pills?

Same as other pills: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! ...Read more

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When does birth control pills become effective?

7 days: Most doctors recommend 7 days of birth control pills before having unprotected intercourse. Even with pills, there is still a 4-6% chance of pregnancy over course of a year. If miss 1 pill, take that pill immediately the next day with that days pill. If miss 2 days pills, take 3 pills and use back up method until you get your period. ...Read more

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Can i become pregnant while taking birth control pills?

Can i become pregnant while taking birth control pills?

No method is 100%: No birth control method is 100%.Are you using birth control pills?If so, even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

Can I take birth control while breast-feeding?

Yes, you can: You can use hormone methods like the progestin-only mini-pill or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. You can also use low-dose estrogen-progesterone birth control pills 4-6 weeks after delivery. Another option: barrier methods like the condom, diaphragm and cervical cap. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Scary: Oxyelite pro was recalled, i don't know about oxyelite but i ll put them under same category. The scary part is we would never know its interaction with real medicines. Just stop oxyelite. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control pills?

BCP: Birth control pills if they are used as prescribed are 99% effective with perfect use and 92% effective with typical use. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more