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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.

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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!

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3 months postpartum breastfeeding and just started nora Be this Sunday If I have sex what's the chance of getting pregnant? Can I take plan B pill if breastfeeding June in case?

3 months postpartum breastfeeding and just started nora Be this Sunday If I have sex what's the chance of getting pregnant? Can I take plan B pill if breastfeeding June in case?

Yes: Please consult this site for more information on this topic: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/ecfeeding. Html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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

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.

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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.

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4 weeks pp, breastfeeding, recently hadHe didn't cum inside me, I've taken 3 days of birth control including today. Can I take plan b?

4 weeks pp, breastfeeding, recently hadHe didn't cum inside me, I've taken 3 days of birth control including today. Can I take plan b?

Yes: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Since you just started birth control 3 days ago this is a good idea

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I am 4 weeks postpartum and had unprotected sex. Is it safe to take Plan B while breastfeeding my baby?

I am 4 weeks postpartum and had unprotected sex. Is it safe to take Plan B while breastfeeding my baby?

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

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Does taking Plan B work if ur breastfeeding?

Plan B can: Work while breast feeding. (i can not tell you if there is any transfer to baby).

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I am still breastfeeding. I took Plan B on friday and sex on saturday and condom broke. Can I still get pregnant?

I am still breastfeeding. I took Plan B on friday and sex on saturday and condom broke. Can I still get pregnant?

Possible: Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy. Breast feeding is not a reliable birth control and condoms are not 100% (about 85% if used perfectly). Always use condoms for std protection and another effective birth control method when you have sex, if being a parent is not something you want at this time!

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I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system? I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system? I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

Not a concern: The progesterone hormone in Plan B is safe to take while breastfeeding and will not harm your child. Exclusive breastfeeding will provide you with some protection but you might want to discuss with your doctor about going on the "mini pill" for better reliability. This is a better option that episodically using Plan B.

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Will my period come after taking Plan B one step while breastfeeding with no period?

Will my period come after taking Plan B one step while breastfeeding with no period?

Yes: The morning-after pill can definitely cause abnormal bleeding, for up to 2 months. See your doctor about using a more reliable form of contraception and use condoms to prevent stds.

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I just had my baby a month ago, and I'm breastfeeding. Can I still breast feed after taking Plan B one-step?

I just had my baby a month ago, and I'm breastfeeding. Can I still breast feed after taking Plan B one-step?

Progestin only pill: The progestin only pills (such as plan b) are considered to be the safest while breast feeding From the in package information for plan b: "no adverse effects of progestin-only pills have been found on breastfeeding performance or on the health, growth, or development of the infant. However, isolated post-marketing cases of decreased milk production have been reported"

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