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Doctor insights on: Period While Breastfeeding And On Birth Control Pills

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Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

No: Don't take any with estrogen as they may decrease your milk supply. Take the minipill or other progesterone-only methods. ...Read more

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Why is it that i still have my period on birth control pills?

Why is it that i still have my period on birth control pills?

You are supposed to: Birth control pills packs have 21 active hormone pills to stop ovulation and last seven pills are dummy like sugar pills and that brings in your period every 28 days. There are bcps which contain all 28 pills as active hormones and if you take these you will stop having your periods talk to your doctor if that's for you or not. ...Read more

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Can you start your period while on birth control pills (not the placebo pills)?

Can you start your period while on birth control pills (not the placebo pills)?

You get when stop pi: There are 21 pills packs without placebo which will make you have your period approx. A week after your 21 pill pack is finished.If you have 28 pill pack the same thing will happen only you will continue to take your pills with a new pack every 28 days.So in other words your periods only come after you have finished 21 birth control pills.And you do not get your periods while you are taking pills. ...Read more

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What to do if i know stress delays your period but is that still a factor when i'm on birth control pills?

No: Stress may increase you metabolism which may lead into breaking down the pill faster, so if there was some effect, it would be abnormal spotting in between the cycles not a delay in the period. ...Read more

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I started my period spotting on Tuesday and medium flow on Wednesday then it stopped on Thursday. I am a 41 and on birth control pills?

I started my period spotting on Tuesday and medium flow on Wednesday then it stopped on Thursday.   I am a 41 and on birth control pills?

Sounds ok: the pill can be less hormone than you are used to so that your flow may be lighter. keep a diary of the bleeding for a few months and re-evaluate. if it consistent, it is likely fine. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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