Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nadi | 2010/02/24

Q.

Breast feeding &  contraceptives

I was exclusivly breast feeding until recently, I had to go back to work and was taking microval contraceptives. Which oral contraceptive would you recommend to be safe and won''t affect my baby negatively. I am worried about the ingredients as how they might affect my baby.

Regards,

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The usual advice is to use a progestin only contraceptive if you are breast feeding. Speak to your Gynae or pharmacist.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/02/25

While breastfeeding you can use microval or the mirena or condoms.

If you use other pills or the injection it will lower your milk supply significantly, and there will be too many hormones in your milk for baby and that can cause problems.

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