Re: safe bras and birthcontol for bf bab
with the PP about the bra. Cheap or underwire bras aren't necessarily bad as long as they fit properly.
Lots of mamas use IUDs, but they are not always compatible with breastfeeding. Some mom find that Mirena, the IUD with a hormonal component, can negatively impact supply. It's not a gaurantee, but it happens enough that I think women should be warned about the possibility. If you really want to use a hormonal method, I suggest choosing the mini-pill. The mini-pill, like all hormonal birth control, has the potential to impact supply. However, unlike the IUD or the Depo shot, you can stop the mini-pill immediately if you feel like it is causing you problems. If you really like the idea of an IUD, the is a non-hormonal option on the market: ParaGard. ParaGard is very effective and does not impact milk supply, but unlike Mirena it has a tendency to produce heavier-than-average menstrual flow and a lot of women don't like it for that reason. It also does not inhibit ovulation or fertilization of an egg, only implantation. So if you have a moral objection to that, it may not be the right choice for you.
So, how do you feel about barrier methods? Condoms, diaphragms, sponges? Those are really good methods for a breastfeeding mom.
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