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I'm on the mini pill and missed a pill and now have brown spotting. Cold this be implantation? I'm breastfeeding I'm 8 month old.

I'm on the mini pill and missed a pill and now have brown spotting. Cold this be implantation? I'm breastfeeding I'm 8 month old.

Maybe missed pill: Continue using your pills and use an alternate form of birth control. Check a pregnancy test in 1-2 weeks. Follow up with with doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more


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Do breastfeeding and oral contraceptives prevent implantation the same? Because of the endometrium not being adequate?

Do breastfeeding and oral contraceptives prevent implantation the same? Because of the endometrium not being adequate?

Yes and no: Breastfeeding and oral contraceptives (oc) prevent pregnancy in a similar manner, mainly by preventing ovulation. With no ovulation, there is no egg to be fertilized. Thus, the main method of contraception takes place at the level of preventing fertilization rather than preventing implantaion of an embryo. ...Read more

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I am on the mini pill and breastfeeding my 8month old. I missed a pill and I'm now having spotting. My period hasn't come back yet. Is this implantation?

I am on the mini pill and breastfeeding my 8month old. I missed a pill and I'm now having spotting. My period hasn't come back yet. Is this implantation?

Unlikely: The spotting is due to missing the mini-pill. Your period hasn't come back yet due to the pill (progesterone) and the fact that you are breast-feeding. I would take a home pregnancy test to be sure but it seems unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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When should I stop breastfeeding?

When should I stop breastfeeding?

No "deadline": There is no "deadline" for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and breastmilk have numerous benefits for you and your child. At least 6 months is desirable and if you can make it to one year, that is even better. That being said, many women may only be able to breastfeed for a few months while some will continue to breastfeed into toddlerhood. The choice is up to you and your baby. Wean on your timeline. ...Read more

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How do I prolong my breastfeeding?

On demand: Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/increase.Html. ...Read more

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Can I exercise while breastfeeding?

Can I exercise while breastfeeding?

Yes: Of course! exercise is great for your physical health and will not interfere with you producing breast milk as long as your nutrition (and hydration!) remains good. Be sure to drink lots of water and consume adequate calories to replenish what you may be losing from breast feeding and also working out. ...Read more

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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

No: You can literally eat or drink anything (except alcohol) without concerns. Breast feeding moms have no restrictions on diet. ...Read more

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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