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Is it Safe to take Birth Control Pills while Breastfeeding?
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Jenna - August 26

I just gave birth to a healthy baby boy last March this year. My husband was away for work training days after I gave birth but now that he is back home, I need to take birth control pill. My question is since I breastfeed my four-month old baby boy, is it then safe to take control pill while breastfeeding? I really need your smart opinion. Any ideas are highly appreciated.


marifi - August 29

Many other forms of contraception are appropriate for breastfeeding women. So, if you would like to take birth control pills while breastfeeding, ask your ob-gyne or your healthcare provider which pills suits you best.


Lizzie - August 29

Women who are breastfeeding are advise to use progestin-only pills because they do not affect breast milk.


Richelle - August 29

I agree with you Lizzie, breastfeeding mom should not take oral contraceptives with estrogen and progestin because these hormones may decrease the production and quality of breast milk.


liz - October 7

in addition to that, i don't think you still need to to take pills as you have mentioned earlier that you are still breastfeeding your baby, because breastfeeding is another form of preventing another pregnancy.


lyKa - October 7

i agree with liz! maybe you can start taking pills by the time you decide to stop breastfeeding.


Jenna - October 16

i see.. but i think it will only work if your breastfeeding your baby full time. in my case been mixing my baby with formula.


meldz_60 - October 17

if that's the case then you really should take birth control pills. take the low dosed form of pills.


christine - October 24

i kinda have the same situation with jenna. my problem now is that i haven't had my period for 2 months now since the birth of my child. could it be i'm pregnant?


meldz_60 - October 31

if you weren't using BCP and you weren't breastfeeding then it is possible for you to get pregnant.have it check


christine - November 2

i've done 2 pregnancy test last week but they all went negative.
is pregnancy test accurate?
what are some ways to know if you are pregnant?
i don't experienced any symptoms of pregnancy at all.


samsam - November 11

not all pregnant woman would experienced pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy test isn't accurate. it would be better if you consult your gyne about this.


erah - November 23

get urine or blood test.i'm not saying this is accurate but you can always visit your doctor for further tests.


wea - December 19

urine test and blood test are accurate to detect early pregnancy. this is mostly used in the hospital.



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