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Doctor insights on: Levonorgestrel And Breastfeeding

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) safe to be implanted while exclusively breastfeeding?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) safe to be implanted while exclusively breastfeeding?

Yes: Progesterone only birth control such as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) are safe for breastfeeding moms. The "copper t" would also be safe and for many women the side effects from the "copper t" would be much less than from a mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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


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I stopped breastfeeding 4 months ago and still no period, but excessive clear discharge. I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Should i be concerned?

I stopped breastfeeding 4 months ago and still no period, but excessive clear discharge. I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Should i be concerned?

Did u call the doc: Who put in your iud?You should be calling that doc first before asking ?S here. That doc should ahve expqalined atht the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud cab stop periods, but to prove u do not have a problem , your iud doic need to check u and do an exam and blood work, like a preg test and check cultures for the discharge and do an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding; so I'm not sure when I had a "normal" period.I had mirena (levonorgestrel) iud removed the beginning of August. I've been spotting for 3 weeks now?

I am breastfeeding; so I'm not sure when I had a "normal" period.I had mirena (levonorgestrel) iud removed the beginning of August. I've been spotting for 3 weeks now?

Check pregnancy test: If pregnancy test is negative, keep calendar for the next few months and if the irregular bleeding continues see doctor. It is common to have irregular bleeding/spotting both with breastfeeding and also for a few months after stopping any type of contraception. ...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

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more


Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more