Today, 06:57 AM
:ita with the PPs. Ortho-Tricyclen and other combination estrogen-progestin contraceptives are not breastfeeding compatible. If you are going to choose a hormonal contraceptive, I think it makes sense to choose the progestin-only minipill, as progestin-only methods are least likely to have negative impact on supply and the minipill is immediately reversible, unlike injectable/implantable methods (e.g. Mirena, Nexplanon, Depo-Provera).
The following methods are 100% safe for breastfeeding:
- All barrier methods- male condom, female condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and contraceptive films, gels, foams, etc.
- ParaGard IUD
- LAM (lactational amenorrhea method)
- FAM (fertility awareness method, generally not a good choice for a nursing mom if she has never used FAM before)
- outercourse ( that's everything in the sexual menu except vaginal intercourse)
- sterilization (for couples who are 100% sure they are done having kids)