J.E. asks from Argyle, TX on September 30, 2009
MIRENA While BREASTFEEDING?
Hello moms, Do any of you have the Mirena IUD while you are breastfeeding? Did affect your milk supply at all? My OB says it should be OK to insert the Mirena while nursing, but I wanted to get some mommas opinions as well.
So What Happened?™
Thanks for your responses! I had the Mirena before I got pg w my son and I loved it. After hearing your responses w the assurance that it will not affect my milk supply, I am going to make the appt to get it inserted. thank you!
E.S. answers from Dallas on September 30, 2009
I inquired about Mirena and my Dr. said that the best choice for me was a progesterone-only hormone pill. Mirena is a synthetic hormone. I have friends who have them and who are just fine, but I am fine on the pill. I think it is your call.
B.B. answers from Dallas on September 30, 2009
I had it put in at my 6 week checkup after my son was born. I nursed just fine for a year! I don't know if it was a combo of mirena and breastfeeding, but I never had a period while I had the mirena:) Even after I stopped nursing, I still didn't get a period (it was about 8 weeks after having it removed before I got my period again, and it took about 3 months before I got pregnant again). My 2nd son will be born in 6 weeks, and I plan on getting Mirena again after that!
J.C. answers from Dallas on October 01, 2009
I had it inserted at my 6 week check up after my second daughter was born. I nursed her for a year. I noticed no difference. I had no birth control after my first daughter, nursed her for a year as well, and the milk supply seemed the same between the two times.
M.M. answers from Dallas on September 30, 2009
I had the Mirena put in at my 6 week follow up. My OB assured me that there was SO little hormone (and it basically stayed in the uterus -- his words) that breastfeeding would be just fine. That was a major concern for me, too.
I never noticed it affecting my milk supply and nursed my little guy for 14 months.
Good luck -- it's been an awesome choice for us.
M.R. answers from Dallas on October 01, 2009
I got the Mirena IUD when my son was almost 9 months old, and I noticed no difference in my milk supply. My understanding is that because it is localized within the uterus, the amount of hormone released is much lower than with other hormonal birth control methods. Good luck!