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Is it ok to breastfeed if I am on birth control?
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
It is safe to continue to nurse while on birth control.
However, be sure to talk with your ob/gyn regarding the most appropriate form of contraception for you as estrogen (a hormone in many birth control pills) may significantly decrease your milk supply.

In brief: Yes
It is safe to continue to nurse while on birth control.
However, be sure to talk with your ob/gyn regarding the most appropriate form of contraception for you as estrogen (a hormone in many birth control pills) may significantly decrease your milk supply.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Moms breastfeeding newborns are recommended to use other birth control instead of oral contraceptives, in case the small amount of contraceptive hormone in the breastmilk can cause changes in a baby.
After a baby is several months old, a doctor might approve a breastfeeding mom to take birth control pills (mainly the progestin-only pills), if she cannot use other forms of contraception.

In brief: No
Moms breastfeeding newborns are recommended to use other birth control instead of oral contraceptives, in case the small amount of contraceptive hormone in the breastmilk can cause changes in a baby.
After a baby is several months old, a doctor might approve a breastfeeding mom to take birth control pills (mainly the progestin-only pills), if she cannot use other forms of contraception.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
You certainly can breast feed on Depoprovera or the progesterone-only "mini-pill".
The typical combined OCP like Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Orthocept, Yazmin, Seasonalle, etc. can decrease breast milk supply.

In brief: Yes
You certainly can breast feed on Depoprovera or the progesterone-only "mini-pill".
The typical combined OCP like Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Orthocept, Yazmin, Seasonalle, etc. can decrease breast milk supply.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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