Our expert says:
Breast feeding often is one of the factors that naturally contribute to not falling pregnant – although it is not full proof.
Whenever a mom takes a birth control pill that contains estrogen such as the morning after pill it does have the possibility of decreasing the mothers milk supply.
Some mothers who take any type of estrogen containing pill (about 1 of 100 in my reading) seem to lose their milk. In your case with a single cycle of the morning after pill, you could possibly counteract the possible decrease in milk supply by increasing nursing or full expression by hand or with a quality breastpump for 3 to 5 days after the last dose.
In respect to the baby at this time single exposure through mothers milk of increased hormones does not seem to cause increased risks to the infant. It is however not the preferred method of contraception. Using condoms during time might be a good precautionary method.
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