V.M. asks from Virginia Beach, VA on August 16, 2008
Birth Control While Breast Feeding
I just recently had my 6 week appointment after having my second baby and of course the subject of birth control was talked about - I received a prescription for the minipill. I breastfed my first son for 17 months and did not go back on birth control. I am wondering if any one may have experience with taking the minipill while breastfeeding and if it went okay with supply of the breast milk. Thanks
J.P. answers from Norfolk on August 18, 2008
I was on the mini pill after my first two children were born and had no problem at all with my supply of milk. (tubes were done after the third or I would have done it again)
A.B. answers from Washington DC on August 17, 2008
I am on the minipill and have been since my 6 week appt. So far things have gone well and I have not experience any trouble with my milk supply. My boy's pretty healthy and growing well :)
S.K. answers from Washington DC on August 17, 2008
After all the responses you got I'll out my two cents in; took the minipill after my daughter was born and had no problems with milk supply or anything else. -S
J.W. answers from Norfolk on August 17, 2008
It worked great for me
M.G. answers from Norfolk on August 16, 2008
Hi V. -
Similarly to the other responses, I haven't notice a decrease in my milk supply and I have been on the pill for over three months now. You should be fine :-)
Congratulations on your baby!
J.S. answers from Washington DC on August 17, 2008
I had problems with milk supply with both my boys when I started the minipill. With the first I took fenugreek to increase my milk and stayed on the minipill. With my second, I stopped the minipill as I found that much easier way to maintain milk.
C.D. answers from Washington DC on August 17, 2008
First of all congrats on the new addition! Secondly I took the minipill with the same concerns but it was fine, it only has progesterin (sp) in it so it wont affect your milk supply.. Good luck!!
E.B. answers from Washington DC on August 17, 2008
I took it after I had my first. I did not have a drop in supply. Unfortunately, I had a lot of break through bleeding & gave up on it after 2 months.
M.F. answers from Norfolk on August 18, 2008
I'm breastfeeding while on the minipill. As far as I can tell, the pill has not affected my supply. I think other things did (not sure what), but the supply drop did NOT correspond to when I started the minipill.
H.M. answers from Washington DC on August 20, 2008
I breastfed my son for 15 months and was on the minipill most of that time. In my experience, as long as i drank alot of water,(i was told to have a bottle in my hand at all times) i produced plenty of milk. By the way, i had a very hungry boy and he was taking 8 0z bottles at about 4-5 mos old, so it was challenging, but it wasn't a problem...hope this helps! And good luck!