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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. Olav Jaren
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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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" ...Read more

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Plan b ones step work when ovulation? I've been breastfeeding my daughter of 17 months haven't had a period. Took Plan B 40hrs after unprotected sex.

Yes: Plan b works best when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive misadventure (failure) by preventing ovulation. Obviously, if you've just ovulated, then that doesn't help but it might prevent fertilization or implantation. Check out http://www.Planbonestep.Com/faqs.Aspx. If you don't want to have another child just yet, go see your doc to discuss your birth control options. ...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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