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Can you take the Plan B one step pill while breastfeeding?

Can you take the Plan B one step pill while breastfeeding?

No, Definitely Not: There is not enough data to say for sure if it is safe while breastfeeding, but there are definitely serious side effects if taken while pregnant. I would definitely not use it. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Can i take a Plan B pill while breastfeeding? I just had my baby two months ago and i had a scare last night and want to make sure that i can take a Plan B pill and not harm my baby in the process.

Can i take a Plan B pill while breastfeeding? I just had my baby two months ago and i had a scare last night and want to make sure that i can take a Plan B pill and not harm my baby in the process.

Plan : Plan b or any other form of progestin-only emergency contraception is considered safe while breast feeding. Even though small amounts of the hormone may pass through into the breast milk, it will not harm your baby nor will it effect your breast milk quality or quantity. That being said, most women who are exclusively breast feeding in the first 6 months after having a baby will not ovulate and cannot get pregnant. Just to be safe, though, if you absolutely do not want to get pregnant again, using Plan B is the safest way to go. Good luck! ...Read more

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If breastfeeding while taking the Plan B pill (one pill), how long should one "pump and dump"?

If breastfeeding while taking the Plan B pill (one pill), how long should one "pump and dump"?

Not necessary: Generally, it is fine to continue to breastfeed while taking Plan B pills it is always best, however, to consult your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Hi i delivered my baby 8 months back n i breast feed her. Took Plan B pill today morn. Can i continue my feed? Does it create any problems?

Hi i delivered my baby 8 months back n i breast feed her. Took Plan B pill today morn. Can i continue my feed? Does it create any problems?

No problems.: Plan b is a progesterone. We often use Progesterone only birth control pills during breast feeding. It's not harmful. Taking Plan B within 72 hours of the sex, decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. But also think about getting on a n effective contraceptive for the longer run. ...Read more

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I am a mother to an 11month old boy and still breastfeeding. Well i would like to know if the pill Plan B one step is safe while breastfeding help?

I am a mother to an 11month old boy and still breastfeeding. Well i would like to know if the pill Plan B one step is safe while breastfeding help?

Please see: : http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/ecfeeding.html.. "using progestin-only emergency contraceptive pills once will probably not affect either the quantity or quality of the milk your breasts are producing. Although some hormones may be passed on through a mother’s breast milk, your child is not likely to experience any adverse effects from it." however, Ella (ulipristal acetate) label recommends against it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Plan B why I am breastfeeding?

Is it possible for me to take Plan B why I am breastfeeding?

Plan B: According to Mayo Clinic: “Plan B One-Step and Next Choice can be used during breast-feeding, but Ella (ulipristal acetate) isn't recommended.” ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Plan B while am breastfeeding a month old baby?

Should not..........: There have not been any studies done to address this question, so taking Plan B while breastfeeding cannot be recommended. ...Read more

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Baby is a month old and I have been exclusively breastfeeding her. Husband and i had sex and the condom slipped off. Can i safely take plan b?

Baby is a month old and I have been exclusively breastfeeding her. Husband and i had sex and the condom slipped off. Can i safely take plan b?

Safe: There is limited data on this topic but progestin only pills(plan b) have not been found to be a serious health effect for breast feeding infants. While some post marketing studies have showed some decrease in milk production, the effect is limited. ...Read more

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