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Sunflower_rn
what birth control do you as a breast feeding mom use?
January 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I go for my 6. weeks check up tomorrow and have to decide on a BC? my ob/gyn is a guy not sure he will make a good recommendation that won't affect my milk supply so I figured I would ask around. before baby I used NuvAring and liked that. thanks

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  • melindabelcher
    mel
    January 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM
    Bf compatible bc is
    Paraguard, mirena, mini pill, diaphragm, condoms, depo (although id be hesitant as it can't quickly be undone if.problems arise)
  • mckinneymom918
    January 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM
    Personally, I've done mirena, depo and mini pill. I will be getting my tubes tied the next month or 2.
  • Starshine-bela
    January 17, 2013 at 5:43 PM
    I'm getting mirena. My friend has used mirena after baby #1 and nuvaring after baby #2
  • AngryBob
    January 17, 2013 at 5:44 PM
    My six week appt is on the 23rd, and I'm leaning towards the paraguard, which is the copper IUD.
  • gumeshoe
    January 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    loestrin


  • annaica
    by annaica
    January 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

     i used depo with my son, it made me gain weight tho.  i tried to take the mini pill but it's so hard for me to remember!  honestly i started using an app on my phone that helped me chart my cycles and just wouldn't have sex during the ovulation time and we used condoms.  Other than that breastfeeding kept me from getting pregnant until she got closer to weaning.  

  • Autumn19
    January 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM
    none. I hate taking pills. The depo messed with my body and made it hard to get pregnant. And the 2 people i know that got iuds hate them.
  • MDWife12
    January 17, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    honestly...nothing, I have never ovulated while nursing so I'm not too concerned about it. I know my body well enough and I know how to track cm so like I just said I'm not too concerned at the moment :) when my lo does get closer to weaning we will just switch to condoms

  • Titana
    by Titana
    January 17, 2013 at 6:12 PM
    I got the mirena 8wks pp. My baby girl is almost 6 months now and I love the mirena. I couldn't be happier.
  • ljpaszek
    January 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM
    I got my 2nd para guard today! It was my 6 week post partum check up! I had it for 4 years and loved it, plus there isn't the hormones like Mirena and other birth controls (which I can't have because I have an allergic reaction)! I got it after I had my first daughter, got it removed and 3 months later I was pregnant with my baby girl! I would recomend it to anyone who isn't looking for birth control as a way to have less periods or lighter periods and things like that. If you want a BC that just has the side effects of not having more babies for a while its awesome!

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