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Birthcontrol That Allows Breastfeeding
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
I have heard that hospitals will not allow me to bring in my own formula (since I am not breastfeeding). Why is this? Why can't i bring my own?
Please verify : I have never heard of a hospital requiring you to breast feed. Many operate under the assumption that they fail if they don't convince you to do so. However, hospitals that deliver babies usually care for other older infants as inpatients that are formula fed. They will have formula available for those kids, and i would expect they are available to newborns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: While the regular birth control pill may interfere with breast milk production, your options include the "mini-pill", the iud, depo-provera, condoms, and diaphragms. Breast feeding itself will provide protection for a while but the duration is unpredictable, making it mostly useful for spacing pregnancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: One avoids Estrogen during breastfeeding so any nonEstrogen containing product is an options. This includes Progesterone only pills, depoprovera shot, Progesterone IUD, Copper IUD, Nexplanon, condoms, female condoms and spermicide. If you are finished having all of your children you could consider Essure, vasectomy or a tubal ligation ...Read more
Maybe: When you are exclusively breast-feeding in the first 6 months- no supplemental feedings ( of formula or food), feeding every 4 hours, and before your period returns, lactation/ breast feeding can be effective for birth control if used consistently. If you are not following these rules, using birth control is a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not dependable: Breast feeding has been shown to stop ovulation (egg release) in some women for a variable amount of time. However, if you are looking for a dependable birth control method, this is not. You would never be able to predict when the ovulation would resume, and that might be your surprise pregnancy. ...Read more
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